This Week in Racing History (June 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 24 Five-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio born (1911). June 25 The USAC board votes to reduce the air-intake annulus on turbine engines for Indy cars from 23.999 to 15.999 square inches ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 24
Five-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio born (1911).

June 25
The USAC board votes to reduce the air-intake annulus on turbine engines for Indy cars from 23.999 to 15.999 square inches (1967).

June 26
The first French Grand Prix begins at 6:00 AM. The race is run over a 64 mile course with 12 laps run over two days (1906).

June 27
Francois Szisz of Hungary wins the first French Grand Prix driving a Renault, He wins the 769-mile event at an average speed of 62.88 mph (1906).

June 28
Dan Gurney, driving a Team McLaren M8D-Chevrolet, wins the Can-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1970).

June 29
Jimmy Bryant, driving the Offenhauser powered Dean Van Lines Special, wins the first Monza 500 "Race of Two Worlds" (1957).

June 30
NASCAR racer Sterling Marlin born (1957).

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Series History
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Dan Gurney , Juan Manuel Fangio