This Week in Racing History (November 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 21 Radical Bugatti 251 GP racer is debuted to the press. It has a straight-8 engine mounted transversly behind the driver (1955). November 22 Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

November 21
Radical Bugatti 251 GP racer is debuted to the press. It has a straight-8 engine mounted transversly behind the driver (1955).

November 22
Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Bob Laycock Sr. dies of natural causes at the age of 81 (1995).

November 23
John Surtees signs to drive for Ferrari (1962).

November 24
Carlo Abarth, founder of Abarth & Co., dies in Austra (1979).

November 25
After ten years with Plymouth, Richard Petty announces he will race Fords in 1969 (1968).

November 26
Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 Indycar race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win in the four major racing disciplines of Indycars, stockcars, F1, and sportscars (1967).

November 27
Ralph Mulford drives a Lozier to victory in the first Vanderbilt Cup race to be held in Savanah, Georgia, USA (1911).

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Richard Petty , John Surtees