This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 10 Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952). February 11 NHRA Funny Car drag...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

February 10
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).

February 11
NHRA Funny Car drag racer Del Worsham born (1970).

February 12
Henry "Smokey" Yunick drives his Chevrolet at 108.108 mph in the measured mile during Daytona Speed Weeks. His two-way average of 102.157 mph, however, was not a Class 4 (213-259 cubic inch engines) record (1957).

February 13
Nino Farina drives a Ferrari 125 to victory in the Temporada race in Rosario, Argentina (1949).

February 14
Passing A.J. Foyt after he runs out of gas, Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 (1971).

February 15
Dale Earnhardt, driving a Chevrolet, wins the 40th Daytona 500 stock car race (1998).

February 16
Jack Brabham, driving a Brabham BT7A, wins the Tasman Cup race at Warwick Farm in Sydney, Australia (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Del Worsham , Richard Petty , Jack Brabham , A.J. Foyt