This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History October 26 - World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955). October 27 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman dies (1977). October 28 - Craig Breedlove drives the Shell Spirit of America LSR ...

This Week in Racing History

October 26 - World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955).

October 27 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman dies (1977).

October 28 - Craig Breedlove drives the Shell Spirit of America LSR vehicle to a speed of 675 mph in the Blackrock Desert before a gust of wind causes him to lose control and crash. Breedlove is not hurt but car sustains .5 million dollars in damages (1996).

October 30 - Three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw dies in the crash of a single-engine airplane in a cornfield near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the time of his death (1954).

December 31 - Johnny Rutherford wins Texas 200 in a McLaren-Offenhauser. Last USAC Championship victory for a Drake-Offenhauser engine (1976).

November 1 - Eddie Rickenbacker takes control of th Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1923).

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.spc.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Use this email, not that in header. | Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

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Series General
Drivers Sammy Swindell , Johnny Rutherford