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Post by erwin greven » 7 months ago

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On this day in 1975 we lost Tony Brise and Graham Hill.
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Post by acerogers58 » 7 months ago

On this day (Dec 1) in 1963 Wendell Scott became the first (and only so far) African American to win a NASCAR Cup race, as the times of those days however, he was originally denied the win, but NASCAR later gave it to him claiming there had been a “scoring error”.

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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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On this day in 1944 Dutch double world champion (1971,1973) on 50cc, Jan de Vries was born. Jan was also runner up to Angel Nieto in 1972 - by a mere 21 seconds since both came even in podium positions, lap times were counted on aggregate
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Post by acerogers58 » 5 months ago

On this day 55 years ago, A.J Foyt is nearly killed in a violent accident at Riverside.


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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by acerogers58 » 4 months ago

Sixty years ago today, one of the largest pileups in motorsports history occurs in the NASCAR Modified sportsman race at Daytona, involving 37 cars, with 24 of those knocked out of the race.


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Post by acerogers58 » 4 months ago

On this day 20 years ago, the first ever NASCAR Truck series race at Daytona was held, with Geoff Bodine involved in one of the worst accidents in the sports history. Remarkably Bodine only missed 11 races. Nine spectators were also injured.


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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

On this day, February 28th 1940....

The legend that is Mario Andretti was born, making today his 80th birthday.

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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

On the 22nd of March 1992 .....

a bloke called Michael Schumacher scored the first podium of his career,
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He came 3rd behind Mansell and Patrese in Mexico driving his Benetton. He also qualified 3rd behind the same two.
It was just his 8th GP race start.He went on to score 155 podiums in his 308 race career, a strike rate of just over 50%.

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Post by theracer120 » 3 months ago

We also had the 60th anniversary of Senna's birth on the 21st.

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Post by PTRACER » 3 months ago

theracer120 wrote:
3 months ago
We also had the 60th anniversary of Senna's birth on the 21st.
It's hard to imagine Senna being 60 years old. It's also hard to imagine that he only lived till 34 and achieved so much...
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Post by acerogers58 » 3 months ago

On this day in 1993, Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Alan Kulwicki is killed in a light plane crash near Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 38 years of age, and is still to this day the last owner/driver to win a championship. As a tribute the following day, his hauler took a lap of the speedway as it left the track, being shown the chequered flag one last time. His team ran a further 17 races that year with Jimmy Hensley driving for 15 of those, before handing the #7 over to Geoffrey Bodine, a close friend of Kulwicki’s.

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Post by erwin greven » 3 months ago

Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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