People in this week in racing history include: Alex Zanardi, Graham Hill, Stirling Moss, Giancarlo Minardi, Jeff Gordon, John Fitch and Gordon Johncock
This Week in Racing History
Alex Zanardi is involved in a high speed accident during the CART Champ Car race on the Lausitzring in Germany. He will lose both his legs and a tremendous amount of blood, but will return to auto racing and eventually win ETCC races (2001).
Graham Hill drives a BRM to victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza (1962).
Formula One great Stirling Moss born (1929).
Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).
Jeff Gordon wins the last NASCAR Winston Cup race ever run at North Wilkboro Speedway in North Carolina, USA (1996).
John Fitch drives a Jaguar XK120C to victory in the Seneca Cup race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1952).
Gordon Johncock drives a Wildcat-DGS to victory in the USAC Championship race on the oval in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1975).