This Week in Racing History (March 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 4 Wendell Scott becomes the first black to race on the NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) circuit when he races at Piedmont International Speedway in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 4
Wendell Scott becomes the first black to race on the NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) circuit when he races at Piedmont International Speedway in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He finishes in 17th place (1961).

March 5
Vern Schuppan wins the first Formula Atlantic series race in a BRM powered Palliser WDB4 (1971).

March 6
John Bowe drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Amaroo Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

March 7
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 276.82 MPH in his Bluebird at Daytona, Florida, USA (1935).

March 8
George Fury drives a Nissan Skyline to victory in the ATCC race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia (1987).

March 9
Indy 500 champion Danny Sullivan born (1950).

March 10
NASCAR stockcar driver Mike Wallace born (1959).

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Drivers Mike Wallace , Danny Sullivan , Vern Schuppan , John Bowe , Wendell Scott