This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History August 22 - Richard Petty drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR stockcar race at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, for his 100th career win (1969). August 23 - Cobb...

This Week in Racing History

August 22 - Richard Petty drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR stockcar race at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, for his 100th career win (1969).

August 23 - Cobb sets a one-mile speed record of 368.9 mph in the Railton (1939).

August 25 - Gordon Johncock, the '73 and '82 Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Hastings, Michigan, USA (1936).

August 27 - Gerhard Berger, head of BMW Motorsports and former F1 racer, born (1959).

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

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Drivers Gerhard Berger , Richard Petty , Gordon Johncock