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1917
Bill Sheffler ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1940's. He died in a practice crash for the AAA race at the Trenton Speedway (NJ).
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1936
Doc MacKenzie ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's. He was killed in a Sprint Car race on the 1.0-mile dirt oval Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, WI Aug.23, 1936
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1947
Joie Chitwood , driving the Nyquist #8, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Hamburg Speedway , Hamburg, NY.
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1951
Bill Holland won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon, IA.
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1952
George Tichenor won the AAA Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis,IN.
Joe Sostilio won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY.
Bob Chaplin won the CRA Sprint Car race at the South Mountain Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1953
Nick Fornoro won the URC Sprint Car race at the Canandaigua Speedway, Canandaigua, NY.
Bob Sweikert won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN.
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1956
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Jud Larson at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon,IA.
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1957
Bob Cleberg won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
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1958
Al Herman and Bill Randall won the ARDC Midget feature races at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
Tony Bettenhausen won the 100 mile USAC Midget race at the Milwaukee Mile , West Allis, WI.
Bobby Grim won the 50 mile IMCA Sprint Car race at the Missouri State Fairgrounds (1.0d) , Sedalia, MO.
Hank Rogers won the URC Sprint Car race at the Erie County Fairgrounds , Hamburg, NY.
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1959
Harold Leep won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sedalias State Fair Speedway, Sedalia,MO.
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1960
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Hartford Speedway Park, Hartford,MI.
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1961
Chuck Weyant won the USAC Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
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1962
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Marion Fairgrounds, Marion,OH.
Colby Scroggin won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
Parker Bohn won the Modified Stock Car race over Jack Hart, Ed Flemke and Dave Hulse at the Ft. Dix Speedway, New Egypt, NJ.
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1963
Kenny Wallace ... Born ... NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series driver. He has two brothers who are also NASCAR drivers: Rusty Wallace and Mike Wallace, a nephew Steve Wallace, and a niece Chrissy Wallace.
Bob Harkey won the USAC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Hersh won the Super Modified race over Ralph Smith, Donnie Eisenhour, Mitch Smith and Leroy Felty at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Wally Dallenbach won the Sportsman- Modified Stock Car race at the Vineland Speedway, Vineland,NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Tommy McAndrews won the Modified Stock Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1964
Parnelli Jones won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Rodger Ward finished second followed by Mario Andretti, Bud Tingelstad and Johnny Rutherford.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
Bill Brown won the URC Sprint Car race at the Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon,NY.
Greg Weld won the Sprint Car race over brothers Jerry Weld, Kenny Weld and Junior Hower at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Steele County Speedway, Owatonna,MN.
Jackie McLaughlin ... Died ... The immensely popular Northeast dirt modified stock car driver died in a racing accident at the Nazareth Half Mile Speedway, Nazareth, PA.
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1966
Steve Park ... Born ... Park began racing not in an entry-level class, but in NASCAR Modifieds on Long Island as the son of longtime National Modified Championship contender Bob Park. After establishing himself in weekly Modified racing at Riverhead Raceway, he advanced to the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series. He won several races and became a championship contender before moving on to the Busch and Cup Series.
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1967
Ralph Quarterson won the Western PA Championship Sprint Car race at the Mercer Raceway Park , Mercer, PA. Ted Wise was second followed by Buddy Cochran, Lou Blaney and George Sember.
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1968
Jerry Wall won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL.
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Lynn Paxton, Johnny Grum, Gus Linder and Smokey Snellbaker at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1970
Al Unser won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Roger McCluskey finished second followed by Mel Kenyon, Bentley Warren and Mike Mosley.
Pete Hamilton drove a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega.
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1980
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch Vol. 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1986
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch 500 over Terry Labonte at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1997
Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Mark Martin at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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2003
Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Winston Cup Sharpie 500 over Kevin Harvick at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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