This Week in Racing History (March 17-23)

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People in this week in racing history include: Bill Elliot, Jean-Luc Therier, Jacques Jaubert, Giuseppe Calnago, Henry Seagrave, Andrew Craig, Jo Siffert, Hans Herrmann.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

March 17
Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985).

1969 Porsche 917PA - Jo Siffert's (pits)
1969 Porsche 917PA - Jo Siffert's (pits)

Photo by: John Francis

March 18
The Alpine-Raneualt A110 of Jean-Luc Therier and Jacques Jaubert wins the Rally Portugal (1973).

March 19
Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957).

March 20
The Penske L&M Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer is unveiled to the press and sponsors at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1972).

March 21
Henry Seagrave, driving the 4-liter Sunbeam Tiger named "Ladybird" on the beach at Southport, England, sets a new Land Speed Record 152.33 mph (1926).

March 22
One-time CART CEO Andrew Craig born (1949).

March 23
Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in Sebring, Florida, USA (1968).

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