This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 6 Jeff Burton scores his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory when he wins the Interstate Batteries 500 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1997). April 7 Eduardo Lualdi wins the Stallavena hillclimb in...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

April 6
Jeff Burton scores his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory when he wins the Interstate Batteries 500 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1997).

April 7
Eduardo Lualdi wins the Stallavena hillclimb in Italy driving a Ferraru 250 GTO (1963).

April 8
NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey born (1924).

April 9
Eddie Hill becomes the first person to run a 1/4-mle dagstrip in under 5 seconds when he runs 4.990 seconds in a Top Fuel dragster in Dallas, Texas, USA (1988).

April 10
Lloyd "Lucky" Casner, owner of the Camoradi racing team, dies from injuries suffered in a crash during practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1965).

April 11
Alberto Nuvolari, son of pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari, dies of nephritis at age 18 (1946).

April 12
Giorgio Francia and Lella Lombardi win the World Endurance Championship race at Mugello, Italy, in an Osella (1981).

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Drivers Jeff Burton , Lella Lombardi , Tazio Nuvolari