Mauri Rose won the 500-mile Memorial Day race at
Indianapolis on May 30.
Sam Hanks won the Indianapolis 500 with a record
average speed of 135.6 miles per hour on May 30.
Jimmy Bryan won the 500-mile
Memorial Day race at Indianapolis on May 30,
driving a Belond Special at an average speed of
133.791 mph. Pat O'Connor was killed in a 13-car
crash in the first lap.
Rodger Ward won the Indianapolis
500. The annual February stock car race at
Daytona Beach, Florida, moved from the beach to a
brand new $3 million, 2-1/2-mile paved speedway
on February 22. Lee Petty was declared the
winner, 61 hours after the race ended.
Several leading international
drivers suffered fatal injuries while driving in,
or practising for, competition in 1960. The Indy
500 was won by Jim Rathman. Jack Brabham won five
straight races to take the International Grand
Prix Drivers' Championship. The Daytona 500 was
won by Junior Johnson.
1964 Auto Racing
A. J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500,
which was marred by a fiery crash that killed two
Parnelli Jones almost won the Indianapolis 500
with a turbine-powered car. The race was
ultimately won by A.J. Foyt, who also won the
USAC Driver Championship and co-won the 24-hour
race at Le Mans.
1969 Auto Racing
1978 Auto Racing
Mario Andretti won the Formula 1 driver
championship. His teammate, Ronnie Peterson, was
fatally injured at the Italian Grand Prix. Cale
Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup
championship. Al Unser won the Indianapolis 500.
Richard Petty won the first Daytona 500 to be
televised in its entirety, and went on to win his
seventh Grand National Championship. Rick Mears
won the Indianapolis 500.