This Week in Racing History (May 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 22 Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monoco from Flag to flag (1935). May 23 Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 22
Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monoco from Flag to flag (1935).

May 23
Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody Ford to victory in the World 600 stockcar race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1965).

May 24
Al Unser Jr. beats Scott Goodyear by .043 seconds for the win in the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. Lynn St. James, the second woman to race in the Indy 500, finishes 11th and is named race Rookie of the Year (1992).

May 25
Franco Cortese gives Ferrari their first race win when he drives 125 Sport chassis 01C to victory on the Caracella Baths circuit in Rome, Italy (1947).

May 26
Dave Darland wins the Hulman Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1995).

May 27
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Champ Car race at Nazereth, Pennsyvania, USA, to give Penske Racing their 100th Champ Car win (2000).

May 28
Future NASCAR stockcar star Joe Weatherly leads a Harley-Davidson "clean sweep" of the motorcycle race at Richmond, Virginia, USA (1950).

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Series History
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Scott Goodyear , Gil de Ferran , Dave Darland , Fred Lorenzen
Teams Team Penske