This Week in Racing History
Johnny Parsons drives a Kurtis-Offenhauser to victory in the AAA Bay Meadows 150 at Bay Meadows Race Track in San Mateo, California, USA (1951).
Dale Earnhardt wins the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but Jeff Gordon clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1995).
Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend, Belgium (1904).
Hap Sharp drives a Chaparral to victory in the USAC-sanctioned sports car race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1965).
Sprint car racer Daryl Moore born (1946).
Carroll Shelby drives John Edgar's Maserati 450S to victory in an SCCA National race at Riverside, California, USA (1957).