This Week in Racing History (February 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 17 The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France (1901). February 18 Dale Jarrett wins his second NASCAR Daytona 500 (1996). February 19 Malcolm...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 17
The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France (1901).

February 18
Dale Jarrett wins his second NASCAR Daytona 500 (1996).

February 19
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 206.956 MPH in his Bluebird at Daytona (1928).

February 20
Cale Yarbrough wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 (1977).

February 21
F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940).

February 22
"Motor Age" quotes Barney Oldfield as saying " If deflecting planes will drive an airplane up and down, why won't a deflecting plane on a car going more than 100 MPH help drive it down to the ground and add weight for traction...?" (1917).

February 23
Richard Petty wins his first NASCAR Daytona 500 (1964).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Richard Petty , Peter Gethin