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1936
Wilbur Shaw won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.
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1947
Rex Mays won the AAA Midwest Sprint Car race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Milwaukee, WI.
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1948
Ted Horn won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH.
Bob Cooney won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the State Line Speedway,North Bennington, VT.
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1950
Emory Collins won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD.
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1952
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD.
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1953
Sam Hanks won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Manny Ayulo finished second followed by Chuck Stevenson, Johnnie Parsons and Cal Niday.
Mike Magill won the URC Sprint Car race at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
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1954
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia, MO.
Don Freeland won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Al Herman won the Hut Hundred AAA Midget race over Johnnie Tolan and Gene Hartley at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN.
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1956
Jud Larson won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Bobby Grim at the Fayette County Speedway, West Union,IA.
Shorty Templeman won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
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1957
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon,IA.
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1959
Len Sutton won the USAC sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Don Branson finished second followed by Al Keller, Johnny Thomson and Ed Elisian.
Bob Cleberg won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia,MO.
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1960
Sonny Helms won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, West Union,IA.
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1961
Ralph Donaldson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, West Union,IA.
Keith Rachwitz won the USAC Midget race at the Hartford Speedway Park, Hartford, MI.
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1962
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
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1963
Jerry Blundy won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
Billy Deskovich won the Sportsman- Modified Stock Car race at the Harmony Speedway, Harmony,NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny Gouveia won the Sportsman- Modified Stock Car race at the Fort Dix Speedway, New Egypt,NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1964
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Bobby Marshman finished second followed by Don Branson, Bobby Unser and Len Sutton.
Bill Horstmeyer... Died ... Bill Horstmeyer, a veteran of twelve years of racing who sucessfully raced in Badger Midgets, was entered as a rookie in his first Champ Car race in his newly purchased "big car" - the former "Central Excavating" vehicle, which he acquired from Pete Salemi. The race, a 100-mile feature event at the 1964 Illinois State Fair's one mile dirt oval, was dedicated to Tony Bettenhausen, who had been killed in practice at Indianapolis three years earlier. After having completed twenty-four laps around the track in this race Horstmeyer's car hit - or brushed - the outer wall coming out of Turn Four, dug into the dirt surfce of the course and wildly flipped end-over-end down the frontstretch. The car came to rest against a fence, trapping Horstmeyer inside his car. The Kuzma then into flames, and Horstmeyer received severe burns from which he died a few hours later in St. John's Hospital. The accident cast a dark shadow over what was otherwise a noteworthy race. A. J. Foyt won his seventh race in a row, starting from the 16th position of 18 starters, barely edging Bobby Marshman for the win. A. J. went on to win his fourth USAC National championship in five years.
Allen Heath won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Carl Williams won the Sprint Car race at the Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City,KS. Dick Sutcliffe was second followed by Bill Cohee, Kenny Weld and Billy Covert.
Gene Goodling won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA.
Steve Cannon won the Sprint Car race at the Macon Speedway, Macon,IL.
Frank McDaniel won the Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Don Gillette won the URC Sprint Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY.
Bert Brooks won the ARDC Midget race at the Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead,NY.
Greg Weld won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia,MO.
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1965
Gordon Johncock 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 Lloyd Ruby, Roger McCluskey and Joe Leonard.
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1969
Richard Petty drove a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR stockcar race at Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This was his 100th career win.
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1970
Al Unser won the USAC sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Carl Williams finished second followed by Jim McElreath, Bruce Jacobi and Bentley Warren.
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1976
Al Unser won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Gordon Johncock finished second followed by Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser and Mike Mosley.
David Pearson won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Cale Yarborough at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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1977
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over David Pearson at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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1981
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch 500 over Ricky Rudd at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1982
Bobby Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Richard Petty at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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1987
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1998
Mark Martin won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's Headache Powder 500 over Jeff Burton at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1999
Bobby Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 presented by Meijer over Jeff Gordon at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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2004
Greg Biffle won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup GFS Marketplace 400 over Mark Martin at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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