This Week in Racing History (January 26 - February 1)

This Week in Racing History January 26 - Marriott, driving a Stanley Steamer, sets a one-mile speed record of 127.659 mph (1906). - Paul Newman, actor and racer, born (1924). January 28 - Bernd Rosemeyer dies...

This Week in Racing History

January 26 - Marriott, driving a Stanley Steamer, sets a one-mile speed record of 127.659 mph (1906).

- Paul Newman, actor and racer, born (1924).

January 28 - Bernd Rosemeyer dies while attempting world class record on Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn (1938).

January 29 - FIA inspects 528th Porsche 911 Carrera RS and certifies them legal for Group 4 Touring class. But because of paperwork delays, the RSR racing versions will have to run as Prototypes at Daytona, one week later (1973).

January 31 - Jack Roush entered Mustangs take an unprecedented 9th straight class win (GTS), and 2nd and 3rd overall, in the 24-Hours of Daytona (1993).

February 1 - Jim Pace, IMSA driver, born (1961).

- Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons drive their Penske prepared Lola T70 coupe to victory in the 24-Hours of Daytona (1969).

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Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1996 Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

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Series General
Drivers Paul Newman , Jim Pace , Jack Roush , Mark Donohue