This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History October 31 - Three time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw born (1902). - Richard Petty announces he is leaving Petty Enterprises to drive for Mike Curb in 1984. Kyle...

This Week in Racing History

October 31 - Three time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw born (1902).

- Richard Petty announces he is leaving Petty Enterprises to drive for Mike Curb in 1984. Kyle Petty would be in charge of Petty Enterprises (1983).

November 1 - CART announces that PPG will be the organization's new title sponsor. PPG Indy Car World Series is created (1979).

November 3 - FIA declares that, beginning in 1993, all F1 cars must have flat bottoms. Ground effects chassis are outlawed (1982).

- Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Gran Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren-Honda (1991).

November 6 - Bill Cheesbourg, who drove a variety of cars at Indy in the '50s & '60s, dies at the age of 68 (1995).

- Larry "Boom Boom" Cannon, who in 1977 was the last relief driver in the Indy 500, dies (1995).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at motorsport.com.

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Drivers Kyle Petty , Richard Petty , Ayrton Senna