This week in racing history (May 19-25)

People in this week in racing history include: Bill Holland, Peter Brock, Everett "Cotton" Owens, Luigi Fagioli, Fred Lorenzen, A.J. Foyt,"Squib" Burton

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 19
1949 Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Holland dies of Alzheimer's disease in Tuscan, Arizona, USA (1984).

A.J. Foyt
A.J. Foyt

Photo by: IndyCar Series

May 20
Peter Brock wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in a Holden Torana (1979).

May 21
Everett "Cotton" Owens, NASCAR racer and team owner, is born in Union, South Carolina, USA (1924).

May 22
Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monaco from flag to flag (1935).

May 23
Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody Ford to victory in the World 600 stock car race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1965).

May 24
A.J. Foyt wins both sprint car feature races on the 1-mile dirt track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (1974).

May 25
"Squib" Burton, riding a 350cc Raleigh motorcycle, wins the first race ever run at Donnington Park in England (1931).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Peter Brock , A.J. Foyt , Fred Lorenzen
Article type Special feature
Tags brock, burton, fagioli, history, holland, lorenzen, owens