This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 21 Williams-BMW and Alex Zanardi announce that Alex is leaving the team after only one year (2000). January 22 Juan Manuel Fangio takes over Luigi Musso's Lancia-Ferrari and wins the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

January 21
Williams-BMW and Alex Zanardi announce that Alex is leaving the team after only one year (2000).

January 22
Juan Manuel Fangio takes over Luigi Musso's Lancia-Ferrari and wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1956).

January 23
The first annual Automotive Equipment Display and Hot Rod Exhibition, presented by the Southern California Timing Association, opens at the National Guard Armory in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, California (1948).

January 24
Pope John Paul II performs mass at the Hermanos Rodriguez race track (1999).

January 26
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, born (1924).

January 27
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200 at Disney World, the first IRL race ever run (1995).

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Series History
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Alex Zanardi , Paul Newman , Juan Manuel Fangio , John Paul
Teams Williams