This Week in Racing History (March 26-April 1)

This Week in Racing History March 26 The first Mille Miglia begins at 8:00 am in Brescia, Italy (1927). March 27 Fernando Minoia and Giuseppi Morandi win the first Mille Miglia in an O.M. They cover the route from Brescia to Rome and back ...

This Week in Racing History

March 26
The first Mille Miglia begins at 8:00 am in Brescia, Italy (1927).

March 27
Fernando Minoia and Giuseppi Morandi win the first Mille Miglia in an O.M. They cover the route from Brescia to Rome and back in 21 hours, 55 minutes, and 16.05 seconds -- 16 minutes and 5 seconds quicker than the second place car (1927).

March 29
Kim Wood, part owner of the Wood Brothers racing team and daughter of original Wood brother Glen Wood, born (1961).

March 30
Len Sutton wins his first USAC Champ Car event, the 100-mile race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1958).

March 31
NASCAR racer Tim Flock dies at the age of 73 (1998).

April 1
Reigning NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki dies in a plane crash near the Bristol Motor Speedway (1993).

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Drivers Tim Flock , Alan Kulwicki