This Week in Racing History (May 15-21)

By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

May 15
Mercedes-Benz racers finish 1-2-3, Lang-Caracciola-Brauchitsch, in the Tripoli Grand Prix (1938).

May 16
Gilles Villeneuve drives a March 76B to victory in the CASC Formula Atlantic race in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1976).

Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda

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May 17
Jochen Rindt drives an F2 Brabham-Cosworth to victory in the London Trophy Race at Crystal Palace, in London, England (1964).

May 18
Niki Lauda drives a Ferrari 312T to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix (1975).

May 19
A Matra M670C driven by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise wins the 750 kilometer sports car race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1974).

May 20
Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar race at Dover, Delaware, USA (1984).

May 21
Leo Kinnunen, driving a Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie Super Sports 200 race at Silverstone, England (1972).

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Niki Lauda , Gilles Villeneuve , Jean-Pierre Jarier , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Jochen Rindt
Tags gilles villeneuve, jochen rindt, kinnunen, matra, mercedes, monaco, porsche niki lauda, richard petty