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1885
Willie Haupt... Born ... AAA driver 1909 to 1920
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1949
Troy Ruttman won the AAA Sprint Car race over Jackie Holmes and Tommy Hinnershitz at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH.
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1952
Rex Easton won the AAA Midget race at the Hales Corners Speedway, Milwaukee,WI.
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1953
Leroy Warriner won the AAA Midget race at the Lafayette Stadium, Lafayette,IN.
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1954
Jimmy Knight won the AAA Midget race at the Toledo Raceway Park, Toledo,OH.
Mike Magill won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Hatfield Speedway (1/2p), Hatfield, PA.
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1955
Jerry Hoyt... Died ... AAA driver. Killed in a crash during a sprint car race at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Chuck Rodee won the AAA Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo,IN.
Andy Linden won the AAA Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz and Eddie Sachs at the State Fair Speedway,Oklahoma City, OK.
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1957
Shorty Templeman won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
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1960
Bert Brooks won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge,NJ.
Tom Betts won the Sprint Car race over Augie Jarvis, George Sember,Ralph Quarterson and Herb Buck at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
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1961
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL.
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1962
Tommy Milton ... Died ... Milton was blind in the right eye at birth and had poor vision in his left eye. Yet he was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 twice, in 1921 and 1923. He was also the first to win the national driving championship two years in a row, in 1920 and 1921. He began racing on dirt tracks in the Midwest in 1914 and won his first major victory at Providence, RI, in 1917. Milton won five of nine championship races in 1919 before suffering severe burns when his car burst into flames during a race at Uniontown, NJ. In 1920, he not only won the driving championship, he set a new land speed record of 156.046 mph in a special 16-cylinder Duesenberg that he helped to design. He retired from competition after the 1925 season. Milton became chief steward of the Indianapolis 500 from 1949 to 1957, when he retired because of poor health. Milton had 17 victories in 85 races on dirt tracks and finished in the top five 35 other times.
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1963
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Don Melton finished second followed by Bob McCoy,Hal Minyard and Dee Jones.
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1964
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia,PA.
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1965
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
J.D. Leas won the Sprint Car race over Dick Kelm and Pete Cassella at the Debo Speedway, Steubenville,OH.
Wally Dallenbach won the ARDC Midget race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY.
Steve Ungar won the Sprint Car race over Ron Anderson, Buddy Martin, Dick Cotterman and Stan Hoover at the Tri-City Speedway, Franklin,PA.
Todd Gibson won the Super Modified race over Ron Lux, Ron Wallace, Art Bennett and Norm Mackereth at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.
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1966
Roger McCluskey won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Al Smith finished second followed by Don Branson, Bobby Unser and Bud Tingelstad.
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1970
Nolan Swift won the Super Modified race at the Delaware Speedway, London, ONT.
Chuck Amati won the Sprint Car race over Gene Henson at the Williamson County Fairgrounds, Marion,IL.
Jim Sheaffer won the Super Sprint Car race over Gene Kohr, Tom Spriggle, Kenny Weld and Bob Shaw at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Eddie Leavitt won the Sprint Car race over Tom Corbin, Jay Lyle and Roy Hibbard at the Saline County Speedway, Marshall,MO.
Chuck Arnold won the USAC Midget race at the Hales Corners Speedway, Milwaukee,WI.
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1971
Billy Wilkerson won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Paul Jones finished second followed by Dick Zimmerman, Chuck Allen and Steve Chassey.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Islip Speedway, Islip,NY.
Leroy Felty won both of the URC Sprint Car feature races at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon,NY.
Richard Lupo won the Super Sprint car race over Lou Blaney, Jim Willett, Steve Ungar and Ted Wise at the Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown,PA.
RayLee Goodwin won the Sprint Car race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA.
Bobby Allen won the Super Sprint car race over Ed Zirkle, Kenny Weld, Jan Opperman and Steve Smith at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Frank Raiti won the Super Sprint car race over Bill Wheeling, Ralph Quarterson, Herb Buck and Russ Woolsey at the Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer,PA.
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint car race over Johnny Grum, Jim Kennedy, Kramer Williamson and Joe Lingle at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA.
Mitch Smith, driving the Gary Wasson # 5, won the Super Sprint car race over Bobbie Adamson, Herman Wise, Lee Osborne and Mike Lloyd at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA.
Nolan Swift won the Super Modified race over John Clapham, Todd Gibson, Bobby Stelter and Nolan Johncock at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.
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1974
Steve Cannon won the USAC Midget race at the Midwest Speedway, Lincoln,NE.
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1975
Van May won the Super Sprint car race over Jim Edwards, Bobby Allen, Steve Howard and Bobby Weaver at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Rick Ferkel won the Super Sprint car race over Paul Barnes at the Southern Ohio Raceway, Portsmouth,OH.
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1976
Mike Shaw won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Dean Thompson finished second followed by Jimmy Oskie, Max Sweeney and Lee Robison.
Jan Opperman won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH. Larry Cannon finished second followed by Tom Bigelow, Roger Rager and Joe Saldana.
Doug Wolfgang won the Sprint Car race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA.
Billy Wentz, Jr. won the URC Sprint Car race over Wayne Reutimann, Bill wentz, Harry Benjamin and Bill Schroth at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY.
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1977
Sheldon Kinser won the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway , New Bremen, OH.
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1980
Adam Petty ... Born ... The son of Kyle Petty, he was widely expected to become the next great Petty, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather Richard, and great-grandfather Lee. He was the first fourth generation athlete in all of of sports to participate in the chosen profession of his generations. On May 12, 2000, Petty was practicing his Busch Series car at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the next day's 200-lap event when the throttle of his car stuck and sent him head-on into a wall. The impact killed Petty immediately.
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1981
Lee Osborne won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL. Steve Kinser was second followed by Ron Shuman, Danny Smith and Bobby Allen.
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint car race over Bill Stief, Barry Camp, Jimmy Horton and Richard Lupo at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1982
Leigh Earnshaw won the ARDC Midget race over Nick Fornoro Jr, Drew Fornoro, Hank Rogers Jr and Ros Triol at the Airborne International Raceway, Plattsburgh,NY.
Kevin Collins won the URC Sprint Car race over Fran Hogue, Dave Kelly, Charley Massey and Dave Thompson at the Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown,PA.
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1994
Ricky Rudd won the NASCAR Winston Cup Slick 50 300 over Dale Earnhardt at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.
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2005
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup USG Sheetrock 400 over Matt Kenseth at the Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL.
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