This Week in Racing History (February 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 4 NASCAR crew chief Tim Brewer born (1955). Despite a late race bonzai run by Ferrari 333SP driver Max Papis, the Oldsmobile R&S MkIII of Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, and Jim Pace wins the...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 4
NASCAR crew chief Tim Brewer born (1955).


Despite a late race bonzai run by Ferrari 333SP driver Max Papis, the Oldsmobile R&S MkIII of Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, and Jim Pace wins the 24 Hours of Daytona. Oldsmobile also takes first in the GTS-1 class with Rob and Charles Morgan's Aurora finishing seventh overall (1996).

February 5
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 256.09 MPH in his Bluebird on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1931).


Trans-Am and sportscar driver Dorsey Schroeder born (1953).

February 6
Mike Dunn sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4 mile ET record of 4.503 seconds at Pomona, California, USA (1999).


Midget and sportscar race Phil Walters, AKA Ted Tappett, dies at age 84 in Florida, USA (2000).

February 7
Sportscar racer John Nielson born (1956).


ARCA stockcar driver Joe Cooksey wrecks himself and the pace car during the Firstplus Finacial 200 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida, USA (1999).

February 9
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (1909).

February 10
Andy Linden dies of natural causes (1987).

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Series History
Drivers Mike Dunn , Scott Sharp , Max Papis , Wayne Taylor , Tim Brewer , Dorsey Schroeder , Jim Pace