Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
The first automobile race on record in Europe was probably the La VÃ©locipe`de race held in Paris, France. Covering a distance of 19.3 miles (31 kilometers), it was won by Count Jules Felix Philippe Albert de Dion de Malfiance of France, driving a de Dion steam quadricycle.
Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history taking the Indy Japan 300. She finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.