This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Roy Salvadori drives an Aston MArtin to victory in the Coppa Inter Europa at Monza, Italy (1963).
Driver Tim Richmond resigns from the Hendrick Motorsport NASCAR team (1987).
Rookie Gil de Ferran wins the Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca in California, USA, for his first CART win. Jacques Villeneuve, at age 24, becomes the youngest CART champion (1995).
Lucien Bianchi and co-driver Georges Berger win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).
Bob Estes, driver, team owner, and co-founder of USAC born (1913).
Juan Manuel Fangio is handed the Italian Grand Prix at Monza when Alberto Ascari, while leading, spins to avoid a backmarker on the last lap and is t-boned by Onofre Marimon (1953).
"Dyno" Don Nicholson becomes the first NHRA Funnycar driver to run the 1/4-mile in under 8 seconds when he turns in a 7.96 second pass (1966).