This Week in Racing History (September 20-26)

This Week in Racing History September 20 - F1 and sportscar racer Richie Ginther dies of heart failure at age 59 while vacationing in France (1989). September 21 - NASCAR team owner Richard Childress born ...

This Week in Racing History

September 20 - F1 and sportscar racer Richie Ginther dies of heart failure at age 59 while vacationing in France (1989).

September 21 - NASCAR team owner Richard Childress born (1945).

- Peter Revson makes his Grand Prix debut in the non-points International Gold Cup Race at Oulton Park, England. He finished 9th in a Lotus-BRM (1963).

September 22 - Lola founder Eric Broadley born (1928).

September 23 - Alberto Ascari wins the Modena Grand Prix in a Ferrari 500 F2, only three months after its design was first put to paper (1951).

September 24 - Johnny Thompson dies in accident during sprintcar race at Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA (1960).

September 25 - Trans-Am and sportscar driver Dorsey Schroeder born (1952).

- Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph in the Blackrock Desert. First person over 700 mph.

September 26 - NASCAR Winston Cup driver Joe Nemechek born (1963).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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