This week in racing history (August 4-10)

People in this week in racing history include: John Surtees, Jerry Titus, Jeff Gordon, Emillio Viloresi, Dario Franchitti, Nelson Piquet and Prince Scipione Borghese.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 4
John Surtees, driving a Ferrari 156, wins his first Grand Prix, the German at the Nurburgring (1963).

Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet

Photo by: Dave Dyer

August 5
Jerry Titus dies from injuries suffered 17 days earlier in practice for the Trans-Am race at Road America (1970).

August 6
Jeff Gordon wins the first Brickyard 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race (1994).

August 7
Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938).

August 8
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Tenneco Detroit Grand Prix on the Belle Isle Circuit in Detroit Michigan, USA (1999).

August 9
Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring (1987).

August 10
After 16,000 km and exactly two months, the Italia of Prince Scipione Borghese, mechanic Ettore Guizzardi, and journalist Luigi Barzini arrives in Paris, France, to win the Paris-Peking race (1907).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Dario Franchitti , Nelson Piquet , John Surtees
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags borghese., franchitti, gordon, history, piquet, surtees, titus, viloresi