This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

People in this week in racing history include: Juan Manuel Fangio, Thomas Binford, Bill Stroppe, A.J. Foyt, Pedro Rodriguez, Manfred Von Brauchitsch, Darrell Waltrip.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 13
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Bueno Aires (1957).


Photo by: Art Fleischmann

January 14
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorrhage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1999).

January 15
Car builder and racer Bill Stroppe born in Long Beach, California, USA (1919).

January 16
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).

January 17
The three hour sports car race at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

January 18
Manfred Von Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934).

January 19
Darrell Waltrip, driving the DiGard Gatorade Chevrolet, wins the Winston Western 500 NASCAR stock car race, six days after it began. It had been rain delayed on lap 26 (1980).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Pedro Rodriguez , Juan Manuel Fangio , A.J. Foyt
Article type Special feature
Tags binford, fangio, foyt, history, rodriguez, stroppe, von brauchitsch, waltrip