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1951
Marshall Teague drove his "Teaguemobile" Hudson Hornet to victory in the 150 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the Arizona State Fairgrounds 1 mile dirt oval in Phoenix, Arizona. On lap 72, Teague hooked bumpers with the lapped car of Al King, sending King's Ford flipping. Teague stopped, got out of his car and checked to make sure King was OK before continuing in the race. Six former, current, or future Indy 500 drivers were in the 30 car field.
Troy Ruttman , driving the Agajanian #98jr, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1 mile dirt Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ.
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1956
Walt Faulkner... Died ... AAA driver from 1949 to 1955. He also competed in NASCAR races. In 1950 Faulkner became the first rookie to win pole position at the Indianapolis 500. He died after a racing crash at a USAC Stock Car event in West Coast Speedway California on April 22 1956
Buck Baker drove one of the Kiekhaefer team Chrysler juggernauts to victory in the NASCAR GN race on the 1 mile circular dirt Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Future star Fred Lorenzen made his GN debut, finishing 26th.
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1962
Lee Petty, in the 'Virginia 500' (Martinsville, Virginia) won by his son Richard, made his first start since being badly injured in a 1961 Daytona qualifier, finishing 5th with relief help. Junior Johnson used the outside to move from 26th starting to the lead in 56 laps. Johnson later retired with rear gearing problems.
Stan Bowman wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Parnelli Jones at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
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1967
Greg Weld wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Larry Dickson, Roger McCluskey and Bobby Unser at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA
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1972
Bill Engelhart wins the USAC Midget race over Merle Bettenhausen, John Batts and Roger West at the Charleston Speedway, Charleston,IL
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1973
Bruce Walkup won the USAC Sprint Car race over Joe Saldana, Sammy Sessions and Billy Cassella at the Tri-County Speedway , Cincinnati, OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dave Sorg won the American Speed Association Late Model race at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway , Louisville, KY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Raceway , Hagerstown, MD. ( Click here for the race report. )
Kenny Weld won the Super Sprint Car race and Jimmy Kirk won the ARDC Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway , Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1975
Greg Moore... Born ... A Canadian racecar driver who competed in the Indy Lights and CART World Series, where he had great success with several wins in both series and a championship in the 1995 Indy Lights series. However, his promising career and his life came to an end on October 31, 1999, when he was fatally injured in a violent crash on the 10th lap of the CART season finale, the Marlboro 500, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
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1978
Eddie Leavitt wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Ron Shuman, Dick Tobias and Chuck Gurney at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA
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1979
Johnny Rutherford drove his Cosworth powered McLaren to victory in twin 125 mile CART Indy Car races on the 1.5 mile Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia.
Richard Petty drove his Chevy to victory in the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. It was Petty's first short track win since 1975. Petty led the last 130 laps, beating Buddy Baker's Ranier Chevy to the line by 4 seconds. Veteran James Hylton was a pleasant surprise, running second most of the day and leading 7 laps. Hylton was 3rd when the motor blew in his Chevy with 5 laps to go. Hylton, using a motor built just for Martinsville, said: "That's a $7000 engine down the drain, it's back to being conservative again."
Greg Leffler wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Jeff Bloom, Billy Cassella and Lennie Waldo at the Winchester Speedway,Winchester,IN
Ron Shuman wins the World of Outlaws race over Roger Larson, Shane Carson and Bobby Marshall at the I-90 Speedway, Hartford,SD
Van May won the Super Sprint Car race at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Maynard Troyer won the Spring Sizzler Modified Stock Car race at the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT. ( Click here for the race report. )
Frank Cozze and Kevin Collins won the Modified Stock Car races at the Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jimmy Horton Jr won the Modified Stock Car race at the Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport , NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Ed Lilly and Jimmy Spencer won the Sportsman Stock Car races at the Evergreen Speedway, St. Johns, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1987
Brad Doty won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1988
Tommy Astone wins the USAC Midget race over Sleepy Tripp, Wayne Bennet and Dave Strickland Jr. at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ
Paul Lotier won the Sprint Car feature race over Keith Kauffman and Barry Camp at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Daryl Gohn lost his life in a crash. ( Click here for the race report. )
Sammy Swindell won the World of Outlaws Preliminary Sprint Car feature race at the I-55 Raceway , Pevely, MO. ( Click here for the race report. )
Doug Hoffman won the Sportsman-Modified Stock Car race over Dave Wenger, Mike Nicholas, Barry Readinger and Dennis Bailey at the Big Diamond Speedway, Minersville,PA.
Kenny Brightbill won the Modified-Sportsman Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bob McCreadie won Round Two of the Small Block vs. Big Block Showdown Stock Car race at the Brewerton International Speedway, Brewerton, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Newt Hartman won the Small Block Modified Stock Car race at the East Windsor Speedway, Hightstown, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1989
Sleepy Tripp wins the USAC Midget race over Tommy Astone, Wally Pankratz and Mario Bringetto at the Rocky Hill Speedway,Porterville, CA
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1990
Brett Bodine wins the First Union 400 over Darrell Waltrip at the North Wilkesboro Speedway , North Wilkesboro, NC.
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1995
Tony Elliott wins the USAC Midget race over Rick Hendrix and Gary Schroeder wins the USAC TQ Midget race at the Ventura Raceway, Ventura,CA
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2001
Bobby Hamilton wins the Talladega 500 over Tony Stewart at the Talladega Superspeedway , Talladega , AL.
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2006
Jon Stanbrough wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Bud Kaeding, Shane Cottle and Jay Drake at the Lawrenceburg Speedway,Lawrenceburg, IN
Kevin Harvick wins the Subway Fresh 500 over Tony Stewart at the Phoenix International Raceway , Phoenix , AZ.
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