This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History September 12 - Jimmy Gleason dies in wreck during practice for championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA (1931). - NASCAR stockcar driver Ricky Rudd born ...

This Week in Racing History

September 12 - Jimmy Gleason dies in wreck during practice for championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA (1931).

- NASCAR stockcar driver Ricky Rudd born (1956).

September 13 - Thierry Boutsen starts his 150th F1 GP, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza (1992).

September 14 - Indycar and Touring Car driver Dominic Dobson born (1957).

- Chevrolet announces it is pulling out of CART compitition (1993).

September 15 - Jimmy Murphy dies in accident during championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA (1924).

September 16 - Cobb sets a World One-Mile Land Speed of 394.2 mph in a Railton-Mobil (1947).

- USAC sprintcar racer Jason Leffler born (1975).

September 17 - Roscoe Sarles dies in crash during championship race at Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1922).

- Formula One great Stirling Moss born (1929).

September 18 - Minardi F1 team owner Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999

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Drivers Jason Leffler , Thierry Boutsen , Jimmy Murphy , Stirling Moss