This week in racing history (October 13-19)

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
Michael Stucker

October 13
The Alpine Renault A110 of Jean-Luc Therier and Jacque Jaubert wins the San Remo Rally. Alpine clinches the World Rally Championship (1973).

October 14
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts wins the National 400 NASCAR stock car race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1962).

Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Photo by: Richard Dowdy

October 15
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).

October 16
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).

October 17
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Honda Grand Prix in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1999).

October 18
Roger Penske drives a Chevrolet-powered Chaparral 2 to victory in the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Laguna Seca in California, USA (1964).

October 19
Hermann Lang, who won Grand Prix aces and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, dies of natural causes (1987).

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Series History
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Chip Ganassi , Roger Penske , Jean-Luc Thérier , John Whitmore
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Article type Special feature
Tags fireball, franchitti, hawkins, history, ickx, jaubert, lang, penske, therier, whitmore