This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Sportscar racer Martino Finotto born (1933).
William H. Frick, who helped build Briggs Cunnungham's race cars, dies at age 84 (2000).
Open-wheel and sports car racer Jeret Schroeder born (1969).
English motoring enthusiasts celebrate the government raising the speed limit from 4 to 14 mph with the first London-to-Brighton Run (1896).
Six drivers enter the last NASCAR Winston Cup race of the season, at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with a chance of winning the championship. Bill Elliott wins the race but Alan Kulwicki finishes second and wins the title. Richard Petty's last race as a driver (1992).
Bobby Labonte repeats as victor in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Jeff Gordon cliches his second NASCAR Winston Cup crown (1997).
Sprint car racer Eric Gordon born (1967).