This Week in Racing History
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 276.82 MPH in his Bluebird at Daytona, Florida, USA (1935).
George Fury drives a Nissan Skyline to victory in the ATCC race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia (1987).
President Juan Peron dedicates the new Buenos Aires Autodrome. 40,000 spectators watch Juan Manuel Fangio win the non-points Argentine Grand Prix (1952).
Two-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Barry Sheene dies from cancer at age 52 (2003).
Jacques Swaters gives the Ferrari Testa Rossa its first win in its first race when he finishes first in class and eighth overall in the Grand Prix of Senegal (1956).
Jeff Gordon wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Purolator 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1995).
Tazio Nuvolari drives a Bugatti 35C to victory in the Grand Prix of Tripoli for his first international auto racing win (1928).