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1927
Bill Cheesbourg ... Born ... Cheesbourg started racing jalopies in Tucson and successfully moved into midgets racing all over Arizona after World War II. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956-1962 and 1964-1966 seasons with 31 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1957-1959, 1961, 1964, and 1965. He finished in the top ten 8 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1959 at Daytona and in 1966 at Fuji. Cheesbourg returned to the local dirt short track racing scene after his Indy Car career was finished.
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1940
Bob Swanson ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's
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1948
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Mineola Fairgrounds,Mineola, NY
Roy Newman won the 40-lap Chicago Auto Racing Association Midget race over Ted Duncan and Johnnie Parsons at the Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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1949
Tommy Hinnershitz , driving the Hinnershitz #2, won the 25-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the 1/2 mile dirt Heidelberg Speedway in Pittsburgh, PA.
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1953
Wally Campbell won the 25 lap NASCAR Speedway race at the Greensboro Fairgrounds, Greensboro, NC
Art Cross won the AAA Midget race at the Lafayette Stadium, Lafayette,IN
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1954
Joe Barzda won the AAA Midget race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson,CT.
Duane Carter won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville, IN. Johnny Boyd finished second followed by Eddie Sachs and Pat O'Connor.
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1959
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the South Park Speedway (1/4d), Pittsburgh,PA
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1960
Don Branson won the USAC Sprint Car race over Jim Hurtubise and Parnelli Jones at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN
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1961
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
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1963
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Don Branson won the USAC Midget race at the Rockford Speedway, Rockford,IL
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1964
Dutch Schaefer won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Knox County Fairgrounds, Knoxville,IL
Don Horvath won the USAC Midget race at the Orange Show Speedway, San Bernadino,CA.
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1965
Ray Tilley won the Modified Stock Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Gary Wolford won the Sportsman Stock Car race at the Silver Spring Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Al Tasnady won the Modified-Sportsman Stock Car race and Wayne Covert won the Novice Stock Car race at the Flemington Fairgrounds , Flemington, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Tommy McAndrews won the Modified Stock Car race over Dick Tobias at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Whip Mulligan won the Modified Stock Car race over Rags Carter at the Victory Speedway, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Don Kreitz won the Midget race over Fred Ginniman, Carl Miller and Bert Hall at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA.
Ronnie Dunsten won the Limited Sportsman Stock Car race at the Dorney Park Speedway, Allentown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dutch Hoag won the Modified Stock Car race over Jerry Cook and Lee Osborn at the Shangri-La Speedway, Owego, NY.
Bill Wimble won the NASCAR Sportsman Stock Car race at the Fonda Speedway, Fonda, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Rosel Dolin won the Modified Stock Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dave Hulse won the Modified-Sportsman Stock Car race at the Wall Stadium, Belmar, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1966
Mario Andretti won the 100 mile USAC Championship race at the Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
Scratch Daniels won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN
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1968
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Joliet Stadium, Joliet,IL
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1970
Lee Osborne won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobbie Adamson, Donnie Varner, Bobby Allen and Lynn Paxton at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Billy Engelhart won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
J.D. Leas won the Super Sprint Car race at the Central Pennsylvania Speedway, Clearfield,PA
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1971
Sammy Sessions won the USAC Sprint Car race over Gary Bettenhausen, Don Nordhorn, Bill Puterbaugh and Jim McElreath at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Johnny Mann won the ARDC Midget race at the Islip Speedway, Islip,NY
Ken Slaybaugh won the Super Sprint Car race over Kenny Weld, Jan Opperman, Rick Schmelyun and Hal Browning at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Bryant Ingalls and Buck Buckley won the URC Super Sprint Car races at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ
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1976
Pancho Carter won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Jeff Bloom finished second followed by Rollie Beale, James McElreath and Sheldon Kinser.
Wayne Reutimann won the URC Super Sprint Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY. Buzzie Reutimann finished second followed by Bill Schroth, Bill Wentz and Bill Force.
Dean Thompson won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
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1977
Johnny Rutherford won the 150 Mile Rex Mays Classic USAC Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Tom Sneva was second followed by Al Unser, Mike Mosley and Pancho Carter.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA 400 over David Pearson at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
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1983
Tom Sneva won the 150 Mile Dana Rex Mays Classic Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Al Unser was second followed by Rick Mears, Teo Fabi and Mike Mosley .
Bobby Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup Van Scoy 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
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1987
Doug Wolfgang won the All Star Circuit of Champions Summer Sprint Nationals at the US 131 Raceway Park, Martin, MI, ( Click here for the race report. )
Steve Knepper won the Midget race at the Vermillion County Speedway, Danville, IL, ( Click here for the race report. )
Jim Nace won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Robbie Smith won the Sprint Car race at the Fairgrounds Speedway, Tampa, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Buzzie Reutimann won the Late Model race at the Florida National Speedway, Tampa, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Randy Verhoest won the ATQMRA race at the Pine Brook Speedway, Pine Brook, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Duane Howard won the Sportsman-Modified race at the Big Diamond Raceway, Forestville, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1988
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Budweiser 400 over Terry Labonte at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
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1994
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Teamwork 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
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2005
Carl Edwards won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Pocono 500 over Brian Vickers at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
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2013
Jason Leffler... Died ... Jason was a USAC and NASCAR driver from Long Beach, California. Leffler began racing in the open-wheel ranks, competing in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 before moving to primarily NASCAR competition. Leffler was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003. He had 18 national championship midget car wins at that time. On June 12, 2013, Leffler was involved in a crash that took his life during a 410 sprint car heat race at the 5/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey. Running second with a few laps left, his car suffered a front suspension failure, causing it to crash into a wall and flip several times.
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