This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 21
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).

Alex Zanardi
Alex Zanardi

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October 22
Innes Ireland, the driver who gave Lotus their first F1 victory, dies of cancer (1993).

October 23
Two-time CART champion Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi born in Bologna, Italy (1966).

October 24
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).

October 25
A Maserati Tipo 61 is entered in a race for the first time. Edwin Martin, driving the second Tipo 61 produced (chassis 2453), wins the SCCA Regional race run at the airport in Dothan, Alabama, USA (1959).

October 26
Alain Prost wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).

October 27
Mario Andretti, driving a Chevrolet-powered Viceroy Lola T332, wins the SCCA/USAC F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1974).

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Series History
Drivers Alex Zanardi , Mario Andretti , Alain Prost , Benny Parsons
Article type Special feature
Tags andretti, cart, chevrolet, farina, ferrari, history, ireland, lotus, maserati, mclaren, nascar, parsons, prost, scca, stucker, usac, zanardi