This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 21 Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973). October 22 At Rockingham, North Carolina, USA, Mark Martin scores his first NASCAR stockcar win (1989). October ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

October 21
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).

October 22
At Rockingham, North Carolina, USA, Mark Martin scores his first NASCAR stockcar win (1989).

October 23 NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon born (1966).

October 24
Jo Siffert dies in crash during non-championship F1 race at Brands Hatch, England (1971).

October 25 Dan Gurney wins the Mexican Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. Last Grand Prix for Phil Hill. John Surtees clinches the F1 Driving Championship (1964).

October 26
Butch Leitzinger wins the IMSA World Sports Car race and title at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, USA, in a Ford powered R&S MkIII (1997).

October 27
Art Arfons drives his Green Monster to a new World Land Speed Record of 536.71 mph (1964).

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