This Week in Racing History

May 16 - Ralph Hepburn dies when his Novi crashes during qualifying attempt for the Indy 500 (1948).

May 17 - Mauro Martini born (1964).

May 18 - Drag racer Scott Geoffrion born (1965).

May 19 - Touring Car and Champ Car racer Dario Franchitti born (1973).

May 20 - IRL and NASCAR stockcar driver Tony Stewart born (1971).

May 21 - Drag and Indycar racer Danny Ongais born (1942).

- First appearance of a Matra in practice for a race of any kind -- the F3 Coupe de Paris at Montlhery (1965).

May 22 - Piero Lardi Ferrari, son of Enzo Ferrari, born (1945).

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