This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History June 22 - Jeff Ward born (1961). - Louis Chiron dies of natural causes (1979). June 23 - Alex Zanardi wins his first Indycar race, at Portland, Oregon (1996). June 24 - Juan Manuel Fangio,...

This Week in Racing History

June 22 - Jeff Ward born (1961).

- Louis Chiron dies of natural causes (1979).

June 23 - Alex Zanardi wins his first Indycar race, at Portland, Oregon (1996).

June 24 - Juan Manuel Fangio, 5-time World Driving Champion, born in Argentina (1911).

- Jaguar's first victory at Le Mans (1951).

June 25 - Dick Seaman dies in accident during Belgian GP, (1939). - Patrick Tambay born (1949).

June 26 - Dick Moroso born (1939).

        - Chinetti and Selsdon drive a Ferrari 166MM Barchetta to
          victory at Le Mans.  Ferrari's first Le Mans victory (1949).

June 27 - NASCAR driver Johnny Benson Jr. born (1963).

- Al Unser Sr. drives a Parnelli-Cosworth to victory in the Pocono 500. First USAC championship victory for a Ford- Cosworth engine (1976).

- Sam Hanks dies of natural causes (1994).

June 28 - NASCAR great Junior Johnson born (1931).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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Drivers Jeff Ward , Alex Zanardi , Johnny Benson , Al Unser Sr. , Patrick Tambay , Juan Manuel Fangio , Junior Johnson