This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History July 11 - First race at Baltimore-Washington Speedway board track in Laurel, Maryland, USA (1925). - Pedro Rodriguez dies in crash during Interseries race in Germany (1971). July 12 -...

This Week in Racing History

July 11 - First race at Baltimore-Washington Speedway board track in Laurel, Maryland, USA (1925).

- Pedro Rodriguez dies in crash during Interseries race in Germany (1971).

July 12 - A 21 year old Richard Petty drives in his first NASCAR stockcar race, a convertible series race at Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He finishes sixth (1958).

July 13 - David Pearson, averaging just over 121 mph, wins the 300 mile NASCAR Grand National race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. First race on the new 1.5 mile dogleg track (1969).

July 14 - Ferrari scores their first F1 win when Froilan Ganzales wins the British GP at Silverstone (1951).

July 15 - Chris Cord born (1940).

- Wolfgang "Taffy" von Trips's last Grand Prix victory, the British GP at Aintree (1961).

July 16 - Lealand McSpadden born (1946).

July 17 - After two decades of racing Chrysler products, Richard Petty buys a Monte Carlo stockcar from Cecil Gordon (1978).

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 www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Pedro Rodriguez , Richard Petty , Chris Cord , David Pearson