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1930
Rollie Beale... Born ... USAC driver from the 60's & 70's
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1935
A.J. Foyt... Born ... Considered by many as the greatest American automobile racing driver of all time.
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1944
Bill Tempero ... Born ... Indy car driver. He raced in the CART Championship Car series from 1980 to 1984.
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1960
Glen Dennee won the 30 lap Midget race at the Oakland Exposition Building, Oakland, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jim Lacy won the 35 lap TQ Midget race at the Teaneck Armory, Teaneck, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Allison won the 30 lap Modified Stock Car race at the Hollywood Speedway, Hollywood, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Pee Wee Griffin won the Modified Stock Car race at the Hialeah Speedway, Miami, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1981
Ken Fowler... Died ... AAA driver, ran the Indy 500 in 1937 & 1947
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2007
Benny Parsons... Died ... BP drove in Winston Cup for almost 20 years and won the 1973 championship, and is the answer to a popular trivia question of who is the only driver to win championships in Cup and ARCA (1969). In 1988 he retired from driving and went straight into the TV booth, where he was a regular for ABC, ESPN, and from 2001-06 NBC; BP was the first star driver to make such a full-time career change, and he became even more loved by the public because of it. Benny died of cancer, he was 65.
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2010
Kevin Swindell won the 24th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK. Cole Whitt was second followed by Sammy Swindell, Jerry Coons Jr., Chris Windom, Shane Cottle, Mike Hess, Cory Kruseman, Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson.
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2014
Richie Cass Sr.,... Died ... Richie was a fan-favorite, hard-charging driver in the dirt Sportsman/small-block Modified divisions in New Jersey. His driving career spanned from the 70's thru 2008.
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