This week in racing history (1997-03-30)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker March 30 Lucien Bianchi dies in accident during pre-race practice for Le Mans (1969). March 31 - Jon Beekhuis, Indycar racer and TV commentator, born (1960). Indianapolis champion Ralph DePalma dies...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

March 30
Lucien Bianchi dies in accident during pre-race practice for Le Mans (1969).

March 31 - Jon Beekhuis, Indycar racer and TV commentator, born (1960).


Indianapolis champion Ralph DePalma dies of natural causes (1966).

April 1
Nascar Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki dies in plane crash near Bristol, Tennesee (1993).

April 2
World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen born (1959).


Multiple Formula 1 Champion Jack Brabham born (1926).

April 3
Frank Dernie born (1950).


Fermin Velez born (1959).

April 4
NASCAR founder Willian C. France born (1933).


Bob Burman wins a match race at Ascot in California driving a Peugeot powered by a Harry Miller built engine. First race win for a Miller built engine (1915).

April 5
Mike Bliss born (1956).


Jackie Stewart tells his team owner, Ken Tyrrell, that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (1973).

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Drivers Lucien Bianchi , Jackie Stewart , Ralph DePalma , Juha Kankkunen , Mike Bliss , Jack Brabham , Fermin Velez , Frank Dernie , Alan Kulwicki