This Week in Racing History (February 28 - March 6)

This Week in Racing History February 28 - World of Outlaw racer Joe Gaerte born (1966). March 1 - Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham (1987). - Last Audi Quattro Coupe rolls off the ...

This Week in Racing History

February 28 - World of Outlaw racer Joe Gaerte born (1966).

March 1 - Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham (1987).

- Last Audi Quattro Coupe rolls off the assembly line at Audi's Ingolstadt, Germany, plant (1991).

March 2 - Duke Nalon born (1922).

March 3 - Sportscar racer Perry McCarthy born (1962).

- F1 World Championship debut for George Follmer and Shadow. He would bring his Shadow home in sixth place in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami (1973).

- Indycar racer Mike Mosley dies in road accident (1984).

March 4 - Ernie Triplett dies in crash at Centro, California, USA (1934).

- Piers Courage drives a McLaren-Ford to victory in the Tasman Cup Race at Langford (1968).

- F1 pilot Jos "The Boss" Verstappen born (1972).

March 5 - Fritz Huschke von Hanstein dies of natural causes (1996).

March 6 - Gottlieb Daimler dies of natural causes (1900).

- Sportscar racer Bob Akin born (1936).

- The Ford Mustang is named "Car of the Decade" by "Popular Hot Rodding" magazine (1972).

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

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series History
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , George Follmer , Perry McCarthy , Bob Akin