This week in racing history (March 16-22)

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People in this week in racing history include: Dale Earnhardt, Jack Roush, Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, Emmanuele Pirro, Michael Andretti, Umberto Maglioli, Mike Parkes, and Peter Revson.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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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).

Tom Kristensen
Tom Kristensen

Photo by: Audi Communications Motorsport

March 17
Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win for AMC (1974).

March 18
Mercedes-Benz factory driver Karl Kling dies at age 92 (2008).

March 19
Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emmanuele Pirro lead an Audi R8 1-2 finish in the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race (2000).

March 20
Michael Andretti wins the Australian CART Indy Car race driving a Reynard. Andretti's first race after leaving F1. First Indy Car race for Reynard (1994).

March 21
Ferraris sweep the podium win the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida, USA, with Umberto Maglioli and Mike Parkes winning in a 275P (1964).

March 22
Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974).

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