This Week in Racing History (March 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 17 Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985). March 18 Peter Brock, driving a Holden Torana, wins the Australian Touring ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 17
Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985).

March 18
Peter Brock, driving a Holden Torana, wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Calder, Australia (1979).

March 19
Lee Shephard makes the first 160 mph NHRA Pro Stock pass when he runs 160.71 mph at a meet in La Place, Louisiana, USA (1978).

March 20
Jim Clark, driving a Lotus 30, wins the Group 7 sportscar race at Silverstone, England (1965).

March 21
Mario Andretti jumps into the Ferrari 512S of Ignazio Giunti/Nino Vaccarella and drives it to a 23.8 second victory over the Porsche 908 of Peter Revson and film star Steve McQueen in the 12 Hours of Sebring, at Sebring, Florida, USA (1970).

March 22
Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974).

March 23
Don Garlits becomes the first NHRA Top Fuel driver to run 270 mph when he goes 272.56 mph at Gainesville, Florida, USA (1986).

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Drivers Mario Andretti , Jim Clark , Don Garlits , Peter Brock , Peter Revson