This week in racing history (August 17-23)

People in this week in racing history include: Rodger Ward, Michael Andretti, Leo Kinunen, Andrew Meidecke, J.J. Lehto, Marco Werner, and Alberto Ascari

**This Week in Racing History – Michael Stucker –

August 17
Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963).

August 18
Michael Andretti wins the Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA.  His 25th and the Newman-Haas team's 50th CART win (1996).

August 19
Leo Kinunen, driving the AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie event at the Misano Autodromo in Santa Monica, Italy (1973).

August 20
Andrew Meidecke and Andre Bagnall drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Pepsi 300 at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

August 21
Ettore Bugatti dies of natural causes (1947).

August 22
J.J. Lehto and Marco Werner drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (2004).

August 23
Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten driving a Ferrari 500 (1953).

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Series Vintage
Drivers J.J. Lehto , Michael Andretti , Alberto Ascari , Marco Werner , Rodger Ward , Andrew Miedecke
Article type Special feature
Tags alberto ascari, andrew meidecke, ettore bugatti, j.j. lehto, leo kinunen, marco werner, michael andretti, rodger ward