This Week in Racing History (February 15-21)

This Week in Racing History February 15 - First NASCAR race held, on Daytona Beach in Florida (1948). - F1 driver Alexander Wurz born (1974). February 16 - Sportcar racer Bobby Archer born (1953). February 17 - Steve Millen...

This Week in Racing History

February 15 - First NASCAR race held, on Daytona Beach in Florida (1948).

- F1 driver Alexander Wurz born (1974).

February 16 - Sportcar racer Bobby Archer born (1953).

February 17 - Steve Millen born (1953).

- Friday Hassler dies in accident during qualifying race at Daytona, Florida (1972).

February 18 - Formula One racer Gilles Villeneuve born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1950).

February 19 - PSR and IRL racer John Paul Jr. born (1960).

- Darryl Waltrip, driving a Hendrick prepared Chevy, wins the Daytona 500 by 7 seconds over teammate Ken Schrader (1989).

February 20 - Indycar great Bobby Unser born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1934).

February 21 - Can-Am and Formula One racer Peter Gethin born (1940).

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

-- Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker$@sugar-land.spc.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Remove "$" from email address | Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997

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Series History
Drivers Ken Schrader , Alexander Wurz , Bobby Unser , Gilles Villeneuve , Bobby Archer , John Paul , Steve Millen , Peter Gethin