This Week in Racing History

November 15 - Richard Petty's last race as a driver is the same race in which Alan Kulwicki clinches his only Winston Cup title, at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1992).

November 16 - Racing school owner Skip Barber born (1936).

November 17 - Bertrand Godin born (1967).

November 18 - Lewis Jackson, in his first American Grand Prize race, dies in an accident. First American to die in an international GP (1916).

- Sportscar and IRL driver Eliseo Salazar born (1955).

November 19 - Eyston sets a One-Mile Land Speed Record of 311.42 mph in the Thunderbolt 1 (1937).

- Spike Gelhausen born (1954).

November 20 - Kirk Russel born (1943).

November 21 - Travis Carter born (1949).

- Stephane Proulx dies of complications from AIDS (1993).

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