This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 8
Roy Salvadori drives an Aston MArtin to victory in the Coppa Inter Europa at Monza, Italy (1963).

September 9
Driver Tim Richmond resigns from the Hendrick Motorsport NASCAR team (1987).

September 10
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).

September 11
Lucien Bianchi and co-driver Georges Berger win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

September 12
Bob Estes, driver, team owner, and co-founder of USAC born (1913).

September 13
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).

September 14
"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).