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1929
Wilbur Shaw won the AAA sanctioned Toledo 100 race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Fort Miami Speedway, Toledo, Ohio.
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1942
Larry McCoy... Born ... Larry was born in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, McCoy died by suicide in 1997. He made his Midget debut in 1966 with ARDC. Larry toured USAC with the Midgets and Sprints. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1972-1976 seasons with 24 starts, including the 1975 and 1976 Indianapolis 500. His best finish was 12th place at Pocono Raceway in 1974.
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1946
Ted Horn won the AAA sanctioned Skowhegan Race on the .5 Mile Dirt Oval Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Skowhegan, Maine.
George Robson won the AAA sanctioned Williams Grove Race 7 on the .5 Mile Dirt Oval Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Bill Costello won the Midget race over Carl Forberg at the Sharon Speedway,Hartford, OH.
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1950
Emory Collins won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Bloomfield Speedway, Bloomfield, IA.
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1951
Tony Bettenhausen won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Jack McGrath finished second followed by Bill Schindler, Henry Banks and Chuck Stevenson.
Tom Cherry won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA.
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1952
Vic Carter won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
George Fonder won the 100 lap AAA Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway (1/2d) , Williams Grove, PA.
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1954
Shorty Templeman won the 250 lap AAA Midget race at Soldier Field in Chicago..George Amick was second followed by Al Herman, Andy Linden, Jerry Hoyt and Eddie Sachs. Tony Bettenhausen ran over Jimmy Knight in the first turn when his brakes failed and crashed real hard in the first turn wall.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Algona Raceway, Algona, IA.
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1955
Marvin Pifer won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Park Speedway,Wausau, WI.
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1956
Jimmy Bryan won the USAC sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Don Freeland finished second followed by Eddie Sachs, Al Keller and Pat O'Connor.
Arnie Knepper won the Sprint Car race at the Harrisburg Speedway, Harrisburg,IL.
Herschel Wagner won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia,MO. Johnny Pouelson was second followed by Bobby Grim, Jud Larson and Harry Ross.
Dutch Schaefer won the ARDC Midget race at the Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk,MA.
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1957
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia,MO.
Andy Linden won the USAC Sprint Car race over Johnny Thomson and Bob Veith at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN.
Rex Records won the ARDC Midget race at the West Haven Motordrome, West Haven,CT.
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1960
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Park Speedway, Wausau,WI.
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1961
Len Duncan won the ATQMRA Midget race at the E.J. Murray Memorial Center, Yonkers,NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Tom Price won the URC Sprint Car race and Johnny Mackison won the Modified Stock Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dom Stumpf won the Modified Stock Car race at the Vineland Speedway, Vineland, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1963
Jim Clark won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. A.J. Foyt finished second followed by Dan Gurney, Rodger Ward and Chuck Hulse.
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1968
Lloyd Ruby won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Mario Andretti finished second followed by Al Unser, Bobby Unser and Gary Bettenhausen.
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1969
Mario Andretti won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. George Snider finished second followed by Billy Vukovich Jr, Larry Dickson and A.J. Foyt.
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1986
Rick Mears won the Domino's Pizza 500 CART Championship race on the 2.5 Mile Paved Oval Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA. Al Unser Sr was second followed by Al Unser, Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan.
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1991
Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Davey Allison at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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1996
Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goodwrench 400 over Mark Martin at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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2002
Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 presented by Farmer Jack over Tony Stewart at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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