This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History July 4 - Eddie Rickenbacker and Dusenberg score their first major win, at Sioux City, Iowa, USA (1914). - Pat O'Conner wins 200 mile Indycar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA ...

This Week in Racing History

July 4 - Eddie Rickenbacker and Dusenberg score their first major win, at Sioux City, Iowa, USA (1914).

- Pat O'Conner wins 200 mile Indycar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1956).

- Richard Petty runs his first race in a Plymouth. He DNFs in the Fircracker 400 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1959).

July 5 - Dan Gurney, driving a Ferrari 246 Dino, starts 12th but DNFs in the French Grand Prix, at Reims. Gurney's first Grand Prix start (1959).

- Graham Hill and Jo Bonnier drive a Ferrari 250LM to victory in 12 Hours endurane race at Reims, France (1964).

July 6 - Art Bisch dies in accident during National Championship race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1958).

July 7 - NHRA Pro Stock dragracer Warren Johnson born (1943).

- Jackie Ickx wins the French Grand Prix for Ferrari. Ickx's first F1 win. Jo Schlesser dies in crash during race (1968).

July 8 - Benny Parsons wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 in a Dodge Charger (1973).

July 9 - NASCAR team owner Robert Yates born (1953).

July 10 - F1 racer Jean-Pierre Jarier born (1946).

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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Drivers Warren Johnson , Dan Gurney , Richard Petty , Benny Parsons , Jean-Pierre Jarier , Robert Yates , Graham Hill