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1884
Arthur Chevrolet... Born ... AAA driver 1909 to 1920. One of 3 brothers that emigrated to America and went into auto racing.
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1910
Herb Ardinger... Born ... AAA driver 1934 to 1947. Ran the Indy 500 6 times with a best finish of 4th in 1947.
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1928
Frank Lockhart... Died ... AAA driver 1925 to 1927. Won the Indy 500 in 1926. He was killed in the crash of his Stutz Blackhawk during a land speed record attempt on the beach at Daytona, Florida.
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1942
Wally Zale... Died ... Wally Zale hailed from Chicago and was one of the pioneers of midget auto racing when it was introduced to the Midwest in 1934. His 67 wins with various organizations in 1940 is believed to have been the greatest number ever by a midget driver in a single season and broke his old record of 65 feature wins set in 1936.
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1948
Ted Horn drove his T.H.E. Special to victory in the 100 mile AAA Championship race on the 1 & 1/16 mile Arlington Downs dirt track in Dallas, Texas. Jack McGrath made his champ car debut.
Spider Webb won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
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1953
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Sprint car feature at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH
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1954
Eddie Sachs won the AAA Sprint car feature at the Fort Wayne Speedway,Fort Wayne, IN
Wally Campbell won the AAA Eastern Sprint car feature at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint car feature at the Salem Speedway,Salem, IN
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1962
Fred Frame... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 1930's. Ran the Indy 500 8 times and won in 1932.
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1965
Fred Lorenzen led the final 332 laps to win the NASCAR Grand National 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway. It was Lorenzen's 4th straight win at Martinsville. A late charge by Marvin Panch fell 2 car lengths short. The story of the race was the incredible charge by Junior Johnson. Johnson was leading when he blew a tire and lost a lap & a half in the pits. Johnson put on a stunning charge to regain the lead in just 32 laps. On lap 178, Johnson held a 17 second lead when the left front wheel collapsed. After again losing time in the pits, Johnson began another charge, working his way to 3rd before another blown tire sent his Ford into the wall on lap 258.
Jim McElreath won the rain shortened USAC Championship race on the 1 mile paved Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ. The race was halted after 87 of the 100 laps.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget feature at the Orange Show Speedway, San Bernadino,CA
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1970
Larry Dickson drove to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature over Lee Kunzman, Karl Busson, Merle Bettenhausen and Bruce Walkup, on the 1/2 dirt oval at the Reading Fairgrounds in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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1971
Mike Mosley drove the A.J. Watson Eagle to his first career USAC Indy Car win, taking the 200 mile race on the 1.5 mile paved "peanut" shaped Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Bobby Unser won the pole at a record 155.579 mph and led lap 1 before brother Al took over. Bobby immediately began falling back with handling problems and Al's hopes for his 4th straight Indy Car soon ended with a burned piston on lap 5. Al's retirement put the McNamara-Ford of Mario Andretti into first. Andretti led until the turbocharger failed on lap 34, moving Mosley out front. Mosley pulled away handily, lapping the field. Lloyd Ruby, running a lap down in 2nd, crashed after clipping rookie Don Brown while trying to lap him in the dogleg on lap 108. Anticipating the restart, Mosley hit the wall, spun and was hit by new 2nd place man Steve Krisiloff. Mosley nearly stalled, but recovered and drove into the pits for a quick check while Krisiloff was eliminated. With Krisiloff out, B. Unser was back to 2nd. Mosley struggled for almost a lap to find high gear following the stop, but finally got back up to speed. B. Unser's motor finally gave up with 3 laps to go and Mosley cruised across the line 3 laps ahead of runner-up Wally Dallenbach's Kuzma-Ford. Stock Car star LeeRoy Yarbrough, replacing the injured Swede Savage in Dan Gurney's All-American Racers Eagle, finished 3rd and B. Unser still completed enough laps to wind up 4th.
Lee Kunzman won the USAC Midget feature at the Queen City Speedway, Cincinnati,OH
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1972
William Gardner... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 1930's.
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1976
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' on the .525 mile paved Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Waltrip's DiGard Chevrolet finished a lap ahead of Cale Yarborough in the Junior Johnson Chevrolet.
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1978
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Martinsville, North Carolina.
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1981
Dave Peperak drove to victory in the Don Branson/Jud Larson Memorial USAC Sprint Car feature, over Larry Gates, Tom Bigelow, Jack Hewitt and Sheldon Kinser at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,OH
Barry Camp won the Super Sprint Car feature over Allen Klinger, Gary Krout, Jan Opperman and Maynard Yingst, at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Sammy Swindell, in the # 1n Nance house car, won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature over Doug Wolfgang, Lee Osborne, Fred Linder and Bobby Marshall, at the Paragon Speedway, Paragon,IN
Fred Harbach, the "Flying Dutchman", won the NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modified feature at the Islip Speedway, Islip, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Craig VonDohren won the Pro-Sportsman feature at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Keith Kauffman won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
George Ferguson Jr won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Brett Hearn won the Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Charlie Kremer Jr won the Modified Stock Car race at the Wall Stadium, Belmar, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jimmy Horton won the Modified Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny Murphy won the Super Sportsman race at the Silver Spring Speedway, Mechanicsburg,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Paul Lotier won the Sportsman Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Mike Petruska won the Eastern States 75 lap Sportsman Championship Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Richie Evans won the 150 lap NASCAR National Championship Modified Stock Car race at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Tom Hager won the Modified Stock Car race at the Flemington Speedway, Flemington, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Don Kreitz Jr won the Modified Stock Car race at the U.S. 13 Speedway, Delmar, DE. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1982
Harry Gant wins the Virginia National Bank 500 over Butch Lindley at the Martinsville Speedway , Martinsville, VA.
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1987
Mike Perrotte won the Stock Car race at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Doug Walcott and Pete Brittainwon the twin 35-lap Modified races at the Wall Stadium in Wall Township, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Ken Hamilton won the USAC Supermodified race at the Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Andy Hillenburg won the Sprint Car race at the Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN. Jeff Gordon set fast time, won the dash and flipped in the feature.( Click here for the race report. )
Brett Hearn won the Schaefer Light Eastern States 200 Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Steve Kinser won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Doug Hoffman won the Miller American Tri-Track 100 Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Rick Ungar won the USAC Sprint Car feature at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Joe Shear won the ARTGO Late Model Stock Car race at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris,IL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dan Dietrich won the Super Sprint Car feature over Joey Allen, Steve Smith, Steve Siegel and Frankie Kerr, at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Allen won the All Star Super Sprint Car feature over Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer, Paul Lotier and Joe Gaerte, at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Andy Hillenburg won the Champ Dirt Car race at the Tulsa Speedway in Tulsa, OK. ( Click here for the race report. )
Sleepy Tripp drove to victory over P.J. Jones in the USAC Midget feature and Larry Derwin won the USAC TQ Midget feature at the Ventura Raceway, Ventura,CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Brad Noffsinger won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park, Gardena,CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Mark Fluery won the Modified Stock Car feature over John Hewitt, John Flach, Ken Tremont and Eddie Marshall, at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY.
Tim Leiphart won the Super Sportsman feature at the Silver Spring Speedway, Mechanicsburg,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Chuck Ward won the Sprint Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dave Wenger won the Sportsman-Modified race at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1992
Jimmy Sills drove to victory over Robby Flock, Robbie Stanley, Joe Gaerte and Sleepy Tripp in the USAC Midget feature and Marc Hart won the USAC TQ Midget feature at the Ventura Raceway, Ventura,CA
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1993
Rusty Wallace wins the Hanes 500 over Davey Allison at the Martinsville Speedway , Martinsville, VA.
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1999
Dale Earnhardt wins the DieHard 500 over Dale Jarrett at the Talladega Superspeedway , Talladega, AL.
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2004
Jeff Gordon wins the Aaron's 499 over Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Talladega Superspeedway , Talladega, AL.
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