This Week in Racing History (November 1-7)

This Week in Racing History November 1 - David Bruce-Brown, the first American to win a Grand Prix, dies in practice accident for the American Grand Prize race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1912). November...

This Week in Racing History

November 1 - David Bruce-Brown, the first American to win a Grand Prix, dies in practice accident for the American Grand Prize race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1912).

November 2 - Larry Pearson born (1953).

November 3 - Derek Dailey born (1953).

- NASCAR stockcar racer Derrike Cope born (1958).

November 4 - Jacque Villeneuve I, uncle of the 1997 F1 champion, born (1955).

November 5 - NASCAR stockcar racer Elton Sawyer born (1959).

- Joe James dies from injuries suffered in the AAA National Championship race in San Jose, California, USA (1952).

November 6 - Whitney Straight, who raced in more Grand Prix (18) than any other American before World War II, born in Westbury, New York (1912).

November 7 - Jack McGrath dies in wreck during the National Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1955).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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