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1907
Gene Haustein... Born ... AAA driver 1930 to 1935
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1913
Duke Dinsmore... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from 1946 to 1960
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1914
Paul Russo... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from 1934 to 1965. He started racing midget cars in 1934. He went with a contigent of midget car drivers to Hawaii in the winter of 1934-35. He was the 1938 AAA Eastern Midget Champion. Russo won the first race held at the Nutley Velodrome in New Jersey in 1938. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1940-1941, 1946-1954, 1956-1959 and 1962 seasons with 85 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each year but 1951 and 1952. He finished in the top ten 49 times, with 3 victories, at Springfield (1950), Detroit (1951), and Williams Grove (1952). His best finish at Indy was fourth in 1957, although he co-drove with Tony Bettenhausen to a second place finish in 1955. His brother Joe and nephew Eddie have also raced at the Indianapolis 500. Russo was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1992.
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1920
Jimmy Murphy, Tommy Milton and Art Klein won 50 mile AAA Championship races on the 1.25 mile high banked board Los Angeles Motor Speedway. Murphy and Milton were in Duesenbergs while Klein drove a Peugeot.
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1921
Jimmy Murphy drove his Duesenberg to victory in a 50 mile AAA Championship race at Los Angeles Motor Speedway. Duesenberg drivers Murphy, Joe Thomas and Eddie Pullen won earlier 25 milers as did Ralph DePalma in a Ballot. It was the last AAA wins for both Pullen & DePalma. DePalma's 24th AAA win set a mark for career Indy Car wins not surpassed until 1963 .
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1955
Jerry Hoyt won the 30 lap AAA Midwest Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the State Fair Speedway,Oklahoma City, OK.
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1960
Roger Ward won the USAC Champ Car race at Trenton, New Jersey, in a Watson/Offy at a speed of 95.486 mph.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' on the 1/2 mile paved Martinsville Speedway. Petty's Plymouth crossed the line 1/4 lap ahead of Jimmy Massey and Glen Wood, both in Wood Brothers Fords. Pole winner Wood led the first 152 laps before pitting. Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Massey, Bobby Johns and Petty exchanged the lead 8 times before Petty took the lead for good.
Dale Swaim won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Meyer Speedway , Houston, TX.
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1965
Mike McGreevy won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Saugus Speedway (Bonelli Stadium), Saugus, CA.
Al Tasnady won the Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fairgrounds Speedway , Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1967
Mark Smith... Born ... CART driver 1993 & 1994
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1971
Bobby Isaac drove the K&K Dodge to victory in the NASCAR GN 'Greenville 200' on the 1/2 mile paved Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina. David Pearson finished 2 laps back in second. 47 cars attempted to qualify for 26 spots in the race televised live by ABC.
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1976
Maynard Troyer won the Small Block Modified Stock Car race at the Stafford Springs Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT. ( Click here for the race report. )
Steve Smith won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jack Johnson won the Modified Stock Car race at the Fonda Speedway, Fonda, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Buzzie Reutimann won the Modified Stock Car race and Butch Riddle won the Sportsman race at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dean Thompson won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park , Gardena, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jay Myers won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1977
Tom Bigelow won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH. Pancho Carter finished second followed by George Snider, Chuck Gurney and Billy Cassella.
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1983
Harry Gant wins the TranSouth 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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1988
Bill Elliott wins the Valleydale 500 over Mark Martin at the Bristol Motor Speedway , Bristol, TN.
Mario Andretti won the CART Indy Car race at the Phoenix International Raceway , Phoenix, AZ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Danny Johnson won the Modified Stock Car race at the Cayuga County Speedway , Weedsport, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Billy Pauch and Tom Hager each won one half of the Twin-Twenties Modified Stock Car races at the Nazareth 1/2 mile Speedway , Nazareth, PA.
Jimmy Nace won the Super Sprint Car race at the Susquehanna Speedway , Newberrytown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Keith Kauffman won the twin 25 lap Super Sprint Car races at the Hagerstown Speedway , Hagerstown, MD.
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1989
Rick Wilson won the Budweiser 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway , Bristol, TN. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1994
Dale Earnhardt wins the Food City 500 over Ken Schrader at the Bristol Motor Speedway , Bristol, TN.
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1998
Mary Fendrich Hulman, widow of Tony Hulman and grandmother of Tony George, dies at age 93.
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1999
Andrian Fernandez won the CART race at Motegi, Japan, in a car his Patrick Racing team calls "Frankenstein" because it was a '97 Reynard chassis with '98 wings and side pods, and '99 suspension.
Larry Dixon makes the first "4.4" pass in NHRA history when he runs the 1/4-mile in 4.486 seconds in Don Prudhome's Top Fuel car at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
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2005
Jeff Gordon wins the Advance Auto Parts 500 over Kasey Kahne at the Martinsville Speedway , Martinsville, VA.
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