This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 12
Moto Kitano rides a Honda to victory in the FIM 250cc motorcycle GP at Daytona, Florida, USA. Mike Hailwood is second on a Mondial (1961).

Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

February 13
Midget, sprint, and Indy racer Pual Russo dies of natural causes (1976).

February 14
Jeff Gordon drives a Chevrolet to victory in the Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race(1999).

February 15
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).

February 16
A Ferrari 250 GTO driven by Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez wins the Daytona Continental 2000 KM race in Daytona, Florida, USA (1964).

February 17
Sportscar and rally driver Steve Millen born (1953).

February 18
Jim Clark, driving a Lotus, wins the Tasman Series race at Warwick Farm, New South Wales, Australia (1968).

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Series History
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Pedro Rodriguez , Phil Hill , Jim Clark , Graham Hill , Steve Millen , Mike Hailwood
Teams Hendrick Motorsports
Tags clark, gordon, hill, millen, rodriguez, stucker