Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Jean Rondeau, the only man to win Le Mans in a car bearing his own name, is born (1946).
Jean-Pierre Beltoise wins his only, and BRM's last, Formula One race when he wins the rain soaked Monaco Grand Prix (1972).
Elio de Angelis dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a Brabham team test session at the Paul Ricard circuit in France (1986).
Jim Clark wins the pole for the Indianapolis 500 driving a Lotus-Ford. First rear-engined car to sit on Indy pole (1964).
Tom Pistone drives a Ford to victory in the NASCAR race at the State Fairgrounds in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1959).
Jim Malloy dies from injuries he suffered four days earlier in a crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 (1972).
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Monaco Grand Prix (1957).
Darlington Raceway made stock car racing a modern sport
David Pearson remembers Cotton Owens