This Week in Racing History (November 28-December 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 28 Bill France Jr. resigns as president of NASCAR and is replaced by Mike Helton (2000). November 29 Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he is piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

November 28
Bill France Jr. resigns as president of NASCAR and is replaced by Mike Helton (2000).

November 29
Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he is piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, England, when it hits trees in fog. Tony Brise, driver for Hill's F1 racing team, also dies in the crash (1975).

November 30
CART team owners announce that they will run their own races, without USAC sanction (1978).

December 1
American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967).

December 2
Peter Arundell wins a one-car "race" at Monza, Italy. Journalist Richard von Frankenberg had accused Lotus of using an illegal engine in Arundell's car in a race there a few months earlier. He challenged them to match their race speed in an "inspected, standard" Lotus 22. Arundell bested his race average by 2.5 MPH (1962).

December 3
Stanley Dickens and Kunimitsu Takahashi win the 1000 kilometer All Japan Sportscar Championship race at Suzuka in a Porsche 962. It is the 31st (out of 35 races) and final win for the 956/962 in Japanese competition (1989).

December 4
Alfredo Brioschi buys a supposedly new, never raced, Alfa Romeo 2900A. In reality it is that year's Mille Miglia winning car with a new body (1936).

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Series History
Drivers Kunimitsu Takahashi , Stanley Dickens , Peter Arundel , Graham Hill