This week in racing history (August 18-24)

People in this week in racing history include: Dale Jarrett, Rick Mears, Hermann Lang, Elmo Langley, Ronnie Peterson, Stirling Moss and Vern Schuppan.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 18
Dale Jarrett wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race, at Michigan (1991).

August 19
Rick Mears drives a Penske-Cosworth to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1979).

Ronnie Peterson, Lotus 78 Ford
Ronnie Peterson, Lotus 78 Ford

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

August 20
The last pre-WWII race of the European Grand Prix Championship, the Swiss Grand Prix, is won by Hermann Lang driving a Mercedes-Benz (1939).

August 21
NASCAR great Elmo Langley born in Cresswell, North Carolina, USA (1929).

August 22
Ronnie Peterson drive a March 712 to victory in the F2 race at Kinnekulle, Sweden (1971).

August 23
Stirling Moss drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Monsato in Lisbon (1959).

August 24
Vern Schuppan drives Harley Cluxton's Mirage GR8 to victory in the sports car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1975).

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Series History
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Rick Mears , Vern Schuppan , Stirling Moss , Harley Cluxton , Ronnie Peterson
Article type Special feature
Tags history, jarrett, lang, langley, mears, moss, peterson, schuppan