This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History August 8 - F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August 9 - Adrian Fernandez wins the CART Miller Lite 200 at Mid Ohio with Scott Pruett second and Bobby Rahal third. First Patrick...

This Week in Racing History

August 8 - F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953).

August 9 - Adrian Fernandez wins the CART Miller Lite 200 at Mid Ohio with Scott Pruett second and Bobby Rahal third. First Patrick Racing 1-2 finish in six years. First Ford podium sweep in three years. 300th Ford Champcar win. 250th start for Newman-Haas Racing. First race that Esther "Mimi" Woodward, Rahal's 93 year old grandmother, had ever attended (1998).

August 10 - Rusty Wallace wins the NASCAR "Budweiser at the Glen" race in a Pontiac Grand Prix (1987).

August 11 - Grand Prix great Tazio Nuvolari dies of lung desease (1953).

- Al Bignotti, who worked as a mechanic on six Indianapolis 500 winners, dies (1998).

August 12 - Richard Petty begins a ten race NASCAR Grand National win streak, at Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA (1967).

August 13 - NASCAR Winston Cup driver Tim Richmmond dies of AIDS at age 34 (1989).

August 14 - F1 and sportscar team owner Tom Walkinshaw born (1946).

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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Series History
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Adrian Fernandez , Nigel Mansell , Scott Pruett , Richard Petty , Tom Walkinshaw , Tazio Nuvolari