This week in racing history (July 28-August 3)

People in this week in racing history include: A.J. Foyt, Roger Penske, Hap Sharp, Jim Hall, Scott Pruett, Al Holbert,Richard Petty, Karl Kling and Carlos Reutemann.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 28
A.J. Foyt drives a Trevis-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1963).

July 29
Although Roger Penske and Hap Sharp each win one heat of the USAC Road Race Championship Hoosier Grand Prix at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, the event is won on aggregate by Jim Hall. He drives a Climax-powered Lotus 21 to second and third place finishes in the two heats (1962).

Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett

Photo by: Jay Alley

July 30
Scott Pruett wins the Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Michigan, USA, for his first CART win. It is also Firestone Tire's first Indy Car win after being away for over 20 years (1995).

July 31
Al Holbert wins the IMSA sports car race at Portland, Oregon, USA (1983).

August 1
Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Talledega 500 in a Dodge Charger (1976).

August 2
Karl Kling leads a Mercedes-Benz 1-2-3-4 finish in the Rhineland Cup sports car race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1952).

August 3
Carlos Reutemann drives a Brabham-Ford to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1975).

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Series History
Drivers Scott Pruett , Richard Petty , Carlos Reutemann , Al Holbert , Roger Penske , A.J. Foyt
Article type Special feature
Tags foyt, hall, history, holbert, kling, penske, petty, pruett, reutemann., sharp