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1915
Ralph DePalma won the 100 Mile AAA sanctioned Kalamazoo Race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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1920
Ralph DePalma won the 255 Mile AAA sanctioned Elgin Race on the 8.5 Mile Elgin Road Race Course in Elgin, Illinois. Tommy Milton was second followed by Jimmy Murphy Ralph Mulford and Eddie O'Donnell.
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1924
Jimmy Daywalt ... Born ... Jimmy drove AAA sprint cars and in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1950, 1953-1957, 1959, and 1961-1962 seasons with 20 starts. He finished in the top ten 3 times. His best finish was in the 1953 Indianapolis 500, where he finished 6th and was named Rookie of the Year.
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1928
Tommy Williams... Born ... Long time New Jersey TQ Midget Car owner.
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1932
Frank Farmer ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 30's. Farmer made 10 Championship Car starts in his career with a best finish of 3rd in the June 1930 race at Altoona Speedway. He was killed in a crash at Woodbridge Speedway.
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1938
Chet Gardner won the 100 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Ted Horn was second followed by Rex Mays, Floyd Roberts and Tony Willman.
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1949
Johnnie Parsons won the 200 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Walt Brown was second followed by Rex Mays, Bayliss Levrett and Emil Andres.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Gene Aldridge, Cliff Griffith, Al Keller and Joe James at the Iowa State Fairgrounds,Des Moines, IA.
Spider Webb won the AAA Sprint Car race over Troy Ruttman and Bill Holland at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds,St. Paul, MN.
Jimmy Gibbons won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Tioga Motorsports Park,Owego, NY.
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1950
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, IA.
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1951
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS.
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1952
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS.
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1953
Forrest Parker won the AAA Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
Joe Barzda won the AAA Midget race at the New Uniontown Speedway, Uniontown,PA.
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1954
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Red Amick won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD.
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1955
Pat Flaherty won the 250 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Tony Bettenhausen was second followed by Bob Sweikert, Art Cross and Johnny Boyd.
Eddie Sachs won the AAA Sprint Car race over Bob Sweikert at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway,Cedar Rapids, IA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway,Des Moines, IA.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA.
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1958
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN.
Johnny Beauchamp won the IMCA 100 Late Model Stock Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN. Beauchamp was giving the win after the first three drivers, Don White, Ernie Derr and Bob Burdick were disqualified for not driving stock machines.
Otto Harwi won the NASCAR Modified Stock Car race at the Alcyon Speedway, Pitman, NJ. Budd Olsen was second followed by Duke Southern, Al Tasnady, Bill Wark, Pee Wee Poblets, Glenn Guthrie, Fred Hearn, Vince Conrad and Bob Gemenden.
Bob Tattersall won the 25-lap Midget race at the Crundy County Fair, Mazon, IL.
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1959
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
Gig Stephens and Dick Brown won the ARDC Midget feature races at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
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1960
Len Sutton won the 200 Mile USAC Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Dick Rathmann,Don Freeland and Gene Force.
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1961
Art Malone drove the 'Mad Dog IV' to a world record speed of 181.561 mph at Daytona International Speedway. Bill France had posted an award of $10,000 to anyone who could post a speed in excess of 180 mph on a closed course speedway. Bob Osiecki of Charlotte, NC took up the challenge. Osiecki installed a super charger Dodge 413 cubic-inch engine in an Indy roadster. Then he designed and installed a vertical stabilizer and a pair of inverted air foils, or upside down wings, to the chassis to aerodynamically stabilize the vehicle at speed.
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1962
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN.
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1963
Allen Heath won the CRA Sprint Car race over Buddy Lee at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
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1964
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Baer Field Speedway, Fort Wayne,IN.
Ernie McCoy won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Stadium, Freeport, LI. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1965
Chuck Rodee won the USAC Midget race at the South Bend Motor Speedway, South Bend,IN.
Ron Lux won the Supermodified race over Todd Gibson at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.
Johnny Rutherford won both of the USAC Sprint Car races at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (1/2p), St. Paul, MN.
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1966
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Mazon Speed Bowl, Mazon,IL.
Joe Csiki won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge,NJ.
Mario Andretti won the 100 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.
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1970
Jim Shampine won the Supermodified race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.Bristol, TN.
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1977
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup SouthEastern 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1982
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch 500 over Bobby Allison at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1993
Mark Martin won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1999
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's Headache Powder 500 over Jimmy Spencer at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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2004
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Sharpie 500 over Ryan Newman at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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