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1940
George Snider ... Born ... A longtime driver in the United States Automobile Club Sprint and Silver Crown series, Snider is also a 22-time starter of the Indianapolis 500, the most starts without winning the race. His best finish was eighth in the 1975 Indianapolis 500. Snider made many starts driving for his good friend A.J. Foyt. His last Indy start was in 1987. Snider is known to many fans by his nickname "Ziggy". Snider is the 1971 USAC Silver Crown Champion and the 1981-1982 USAC Champ Car champion, the last "big car" championship to include pavement races other than the Indy 500. Snider owns Silver Crown race cars and, in 2005, allowed Foyt's grandson A.J. Foyt IV to race a car at the Milwaukee Mile.
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1952
Charles Soules... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1957
Jim Hurtubise won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1968
Jimmy Oskie won the CRA Sprint Car race over Jerry McClung, Herb Crawford, Ned Spath and Billy Wilkerson at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
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