This Week in Racing History (March 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 8 George Fury drives a Nissan Skyline to victory in the ATCC race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia (1987). March 9 David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

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

March 9
David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes-powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix (1997).

March 10
Two-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Barry Sheene dies from cancer at age 52 (2003).

March 11
F1 and CART driver Derek Daly born in Dundrum, Ireland (1953).

March 12
Indycar star Johnny Rutherford born (1938).

March 13
Tazio Nuvolari drives a Bugatti 35C to victory in the Grand Prix of Tripoli for his first international auto racing win (1928).

March 14
Lee Petty, stock car racer and father of Richard Petty, is born (1914).

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Series History
Drivers David Coulthard , Richard Petty , Derek Daly , Lee Petty , Johnny Rutherford , Tazio Nuvolari