This week in racing history (July 13-19)

People in this week in racing history include: Evan Evans, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bill Alsop, Stirling Moss, Mark Donohue, Dario Franchitti and Meo Constantini.

July 13 Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a motorcycle road accident (1989).

 July 14 Lee Roy Yarbrough drives a Ford to victory in the NASCAR Grand National stock car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1968).

July 15 CART Indy Car racer and team owner Bill Alsop born (1938).

July 16  Stirling Moss wins his first Grand Prix, the British at Aintree, driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 (1955).

July 17 Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1971).

July 18 Dario Franchitti wins the CART Molson Indy race through the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1999).

July 19 Meo Constantini, aviator, auto racer, and Bugatti team manager, dies in Milano, Italy (1941).


Michael Stucker

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Series Vintage
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Evan Evans , Stirling Moss , Mark Donohue
Article type Special feature
Tags bill alsop, dario franchitti, evan evans, lee roy yarbrough, mark donohue, meo constantini, stirling moss