This week in racing history (May 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 9 John Watson wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder in a McLaren MP4 (1982). May 10 Lee Roy Yarbrough wins the NASCAR Rebel 400 at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1969). May 11 Alain de...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 9
John Watson wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder in a McLaren MP4 (1982).

May 10
Lee Roy Yarbrough wins the NASCAR Rebel 400 at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1969).

May 11
Alain de Cadenet and Desire Wilson drive a Cosworth-powered Lola T390 to victory in the World Championship sports car race at Silverstone, England (1980).

May 12
Paul Morgan, co-founder of Ilmor Engineering, dies at age 52 in the crash of his historic WWII Hawker Sea Fury fighter plane (2001).

May 13
Tony Stewart wins the Indiana Sprint Classic at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1995).

May 14
The Texas team of Harry Schmidt, Gene Snow, and Kelly Chadwick defeat Tom McEwen, Don Prudhomme, and Roland Leong in the annual "Texas vs. California" funnycar event in Amarillo, Texas, USA (1972).

May 15
Rookie Jovie Marcelo dies in a crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 (1992).

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Series History
Drivers Tony Stewart , John Watson , Don Prudhomme , Alain de Cadenet , Desiré Wilson , Paul Morgan