This Week in Racing History (February 24-March 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 24 1971 Can-Am Champion Peter Revson born (1939). February 25 Rally driver Markku Alen born (1951). February 26 Vincenzo Lancia and Felice Nazzaro ceremonially break ground for the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 24
1971 Can-Am Champion Peter Revson born (1939).

February 25
Rally driver Markku Alen born (1951).

February 26
Vincenzo Lancia and Felice Nazzaro ceremonially break ground for the race track at Monza, Italy (1922).

February 27
Richard Petty drives a Plymouth Belvedere to victory in the NASCAR Daytona 500 in Daytona, Florida, USA (1966).

February 28 Vern Schuppan drives a Palliser WD4 to victory in the first ever Formula Atlantic race, at Brand Hatch, England (1971).

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
Randy Anderson sets NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national record of 253.73 mph at Texas Motorplex (1996).

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Vern Schuppan , Glenn Seton , Markku Alen , Peter Champion