This Week in Racing History (July 15 - July 21)

Michael Stucker

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 15
Rudolf Uhlenhaut, Technical Director of the Mercedes-Benz Racing Department from 1937 to 1955, is born in London, England (1906).

July 16
Bobby Allison drives a Chevrolet to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1972).

July 17
Luigi Chinetti, Sr., winner of the first post-WWII 24 Hours of Le Mans and the first Ferrari distributer in the US, is born in Milan, Italy (1901).

July 18
A.J. Foyt, driving a Lotus-Ford, wins the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1965).

July 19
French fighter pilot, politician, and sports racer constructor Andre Moynet born (1921).

July 20
Jo Siffert drives Rob Walker's Lotus 49B-Ford to victory in the British Grand Prix at Brand Hatch, England. First F1 championship win for Siffert (1968).

July 21
Rich Vogler dies in an accident on the final lap of a sprint car race at Salem Speedway in Indiana, USA. He was leading the race when he tangled with a backmarker. The race was red flagged and Vogler awarded the win (1990).

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Series History
Drivers Bobby Allison , A.J. Foyt
Article type Special feature
Tags allison, chevrolet, chinetti, foyt, history, le mans, lotus, mercedes, moynet, racing, salem, stucker, usac, vogler