This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 16
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).

January 17
Andrew Craig hired as President and CEO of CART (1994).

January 18
F1 and sportscar racer Pedro Rodriguez born (1940).

January 19
Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First F1 wins for Cooper, a mid-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).

January 20
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).

January 21
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Matador to victory in the NASCAR Winston Western 500 at Riverside, California. First NASCAR wins for AMC and Donohue (1973).

January 22
1958 F1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident in the UK (1959).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Pedro Rodriguez , Stirling Moss , Freddie Spencer , Mark Donohue