People in this week in racing history include: Jean-Luc Therier, Jacque Jaubert, Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, Jackie Ickx, Paul Hawkins, John Whitmore, Dario Franchitti, Roger Penske and Hermann Lang.
This Week in Racing History
The Alpine Renault A110 of Jean-Luc Therier and Jacque Jaubert wins the San Remo Rally. Alpine clinches the World Rally Championship (1973).
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts wins the National 400 NASCAR stock car race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1962).
Jackie Ickx and Paul Hawkins drive the Ford-powered Gulf Mirage to victory in the non-championship 1000 Kilometers of Paris sports car race at Montlhery, France (1967).
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Honda Grand Prix in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1999).
Roger Penske drives a Chevrolet-powered Chaparral 2 to victory in the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Laguna Seca in California, USA (1964).
Hermann Lang, who won Grand Prix aces and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, dies of natural causes (1987).