This Week in Racing History (December 11-17)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 11
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).

Emerson Fittipaldi
Emerson Fittipaldi

Photo by: Dave Dyer

December 12
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).

December 13
Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr., Indy 500 winner, born (1918).

December 14
NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, founded by Bill France Sr. (1947).

December 15
Hélène Delangle, who raced under the name Hellé Nice, born in Aunaysous-Auneau, France (1900).

December 16
John von Neumann, racer, car owner, sports car importer and founder of the California Sports Car Club, born in Vienna, Austria (1921).

December 17
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B26 to victory in the sports car race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (1972).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi , Peter Gethin
Tags fittipaldi, france, gethin, helangle, jim hall, nascar, neumann, stucker, vukovich