This Week in Racing History (March 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 14 Forty-five years after his death in a testing accident, a bust of Eugenio Castellotti is unveiled at the entrance to his hometown of Lodi, Italy (2002). March 15 The Panoz GTR-1 makes its...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 14
Forty-five years after his death in a testing accident, a bust of Eugenio Castellotti is unveiled at the entrance to his hometown of Lodi, Italy (2002).

March 15
The Panoz GTR-1 makes its race debut in the 12 Hours of Sebring. The DAMS entered car retires with overheating problems (1997).

March 16
Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rusty Wallace, in his first Winston Cup start, finishes second (1980).

March 17
The first Porsche autos debut at the Geneva Salon de l'Automobile in Switzerland (1949).

March 18
Rally driver Timo Makinen born in Finland (1938).

March 19
Post-WWII Mercedes racer Karl Kling dies at the age of 92 (2003).

March 20
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first drag racer to make a 1/4-mile pass in excess of 300 mph when he runs 301.70 mph at Gainesville, Florida, USA (1992).

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