This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

People in this week in racing history include: Marsall Teague, John Surtees, Ralph DePalma, Jo Siff

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 10
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).

John Surtees on Norton F Type
John Surtees on Norton F Type

Photo by: Dave Dyer

February 11
John Surtees, the only man to win Grand Prix World Championships on two and four wheels, born in Tatsfield, Surrey, England (1934).

February 12
Ralph DePalma drives a Packard to a World Land Speed Record of 149.875 mph (1919).

February 13
Jo Siffert participates in his first auto racing event when he runs a Jaguar in a Swiss Automobile Club slalom (1960).

February 14
Driving a Porsche 911 Carrera, Mark Donohue wins the inaugural IROC finally at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).

February 15
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).

February 16
Hendrick Motorsport Chevys finish 1-2-3 in the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon wins followed by Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven (1997).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Terry Labonte , Ricky Craven , Ralph DePalma , John Surtees , Graham Hill , Mark Donohue
Article type Special feature
Tags depalma, donohue, graham hill, history, jaguar, jeff gordon, nascar, porsche, siffert, stucker, surtees, teague