This Week in Racing History (July 23-29)

This Week in Racing History July 23 Pre-WWI American racing great Eddie Rickenbacker dies (1973). July 24 The Watkins Glen 6-Hours for the World Championship of Makes, the final race of the 5-liter sportscar era, is won by a 3-liter Alfa...

This Week in Racing History

July 23
Pre-WWI American racing great Eddie Rickenbacker dies (1973).

July 24
The Watkins Glen 6-Hours for the World Championship of Makes, the final race of the 5-liter sportscar era, is won by a 3-liter Alfa Romeo T33/3 driven by Ronnie Peterson and Andre de Adamich (1971).

July 25
First Grand National stockcar race for Chrysler after ending boycott of NASCAR (1965).


Bobby Allison wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Mountain Dew 500 at Pocono, Pennsylvania, USA (1982).

July 26
Drag racer Bruce Allen born in Goodrich, Michigan, USA (1950).


After a 4 year ban for trying to organize a drivers union, Curtis Turner is reinstated by NASCAR (1965).

July 27
Gerhard Berger wins the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, his last GP win (1997).

July 28
Andre Ribeiro wins the CART Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Michigan, USA. F1 and CART champion Emmerson Fittipaldi's career ends in a first lap accident that severely injures him (1996).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Gerhard Berger , Bruce Allen , Bobby Allison , Andre Ribeiro