TDIH: January 20, 1963


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Dan Gurney wins his first career race in the Riverside 500, in only his third start. The #28 Holman-Moody Ford led 120 of the 185 laps on the day, taking over the top spot from Fireball Roberts on lap 101 and never looking back. Continue reading

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TDIH: January 17, 1965


TDIH: January 17, 1965

On this day in 1965, AJ Foyt was seriously injured after his brakes failed during the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside. Attempting to avoid Junior Johnson and Marvin Panch entering turn 9, Foyt drove off the track at over 100mph and violently flipped through the infield. Continue reading