This Week in Racing History
At Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Alan Kulwicki, driving a Ford Thunderbird, wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race (1988).
Bruce McLaren, driving a McLaren M8B-Chevrolet, wins the final Can-Am race of the year, in College Station, Texas, USA. This is Team McLaren's twelfth win in 12 races as Bruce clinches the Can-Am championship (1969).
Touring car driver Allan Moffet born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (1939).
Damon Hill captures his 11th F1 pole position, on 11/11, at the 11th GP race held at Adelaide, Australia (1995).
A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894).
Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend, Belgium (1904).
Anton "Tony" Hulman buys the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker for a rumored $700,000. Wilbur Shaw is appointed General Manager (1945).