This Week in Racing History (November 25-December 1)

November 25
Gaston Chevrolet killed in the National Championship race at Beverly Hills, California (1920).

November 26
Louis Wagner drives his Benz to victory in the first American Grand Prize race, in Savanah, Georgia (1908).

1972 Porsche 917/10 - Penske/Follmer 1972 Can-Am Champion
1972 Porsche 917/10 - Penske/Follmer 1972 Can-Am Champion

Photo by: John Francis

November 27
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am Champion George Follmer born (1934).

November 28
Bill France Jr. resigns as president of NASCAR and is replaced by Mike Helton (2000).

November 29
Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he was piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, England, when it hit trees in fog. Tony Brise, driver for Hill's F1 racing team, also dies in the crash (1975).

November 30
Gianpiero Moretti and Reinhold Joest win the IMSA Daytona 250 sportscar race (1980).

December 1
Paul Hawkins drives a 4.4-liter Ferrari to victory in the 25- lap sports car race supporting the Rhodesian Grand Prix at Bulawayo (1968).

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Series Vintage
Drivers George Follmer , Louis Wagner , Mike Helton , Reinhold Joest , Graham Hill , Gianpiero Moretti
Article type Special feature
Tags chevrolet, follmer, france, hill, imsa, joest, moretti, nascar, stucker, wagner