This week in racing history (February 23-March 1)

People in this week in racing history include: Tiny Lund, Marvin Panch, Barry Sheene, Ray Bellm, Maurizio Sandro Sala, Francois Picard, Mario Andretti, Aldo Andretti, and Jody Scheckter.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 23
The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD rally car is launched on the same day as its two-wheel-drive road version is unveiled (1983).

Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti

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February 24
Tiny Lund, replacing the injured Marvin Panch, drives the Wood's Brothers Ford to victory in the Daytona 500 (1963).

February 25
Barry Sheene wins the first ITV World of Sport Superbike Challenge Series "made for TV" motorcycle race, held at Donnington in Leicestershire, England (1979).

February 26
Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala win the 4 Hours of Jerez, Spain, driving a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995).

February 27
Francois Picard drives a Ferrari 500 Mondial to a 2-liter class victory in the sports car race at Agidar, Morocco (1954).

February 28
Twin brothers Mario (F1 and Indianapolis 500 champion) and Aldo Andretti are born in Montona, Italy (1940).

March 1
Jody Scheckter drives a Ford-powered Tyrrell 007 to victory in the South African Grand Prix (1975).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Mario Andretti , Marvin Panch , Aldo Andretti , Jody Scheckter , Ray Bellm , Tiny Lund
Article type Special feature
Tags aldo andretti, barry sheene, francois picard, history, jody scheckter, mario andretti, marvin panch, maurizio sandro sala, ray bellm, tiny lund