This Week in Racing History (Feb 27-March 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker Correction: Last week's entry for February 26 was incorrect. That event occurred on February 27 and appears in this week's listing. February 27 Mario Andretti makes his first Daytona 500 start, ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker


Correction: Last week's entry for February 26 was incorrect. That event occurred on February 27 and appears in this week's listing.

February 27
Mario Andretti makes his first Daytona 500 start, driving a Chevrolet for Smokey Yunick. Richard Petty, driving a Plymouth Belvedere, wins the race, which is shortened by two laps because of rain (1966).

February 28
Ralph De Palma drives a Ballot to victory in a 50 mile race in Beverly Hills, California, USA (1921).

March 1
Glenn Seton drives a Nissan Skyline to victory in the Australian Touring Car race at Calder Park in Victoria, Australia (1987).

March 2
Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

March 3
The Intrepid, with Wayne Taylor driving, makes its IMSA GTP racing debut with a second place finish at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1991).

March 4
Sports car racer James Weaver born (1955).

March 5
Rally champion Erik Carlsson born in Trollhattan, Sweden (1929).

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Series History
Drivers James Weaver , Wayne Taylor , Mario Andretti , Richard Petty , Gilles Villeneuve , Glenn Seton