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1889
Howard (Howdy) Wilcox... Born ... AAA driver from 1910 to 1923. Wilcox won the 1919 Indianapolis 500 after starting in the 2nd position. He died in a wreck in 1923 at the Altoona Speedway board track in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
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1890
Erwin Bergdoll... Born ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1911
Juan Manuel Fangio ... Born ... A driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing. He won five Formula One World Driver's Championships , a record which stood for 46 years, with four different teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati), a feat that has not been repeated since. Many still consider him to be the greatest driver of all time.
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1916
Ralph DePalma won the AAA Championship 150 Mile Des Moines Race on the 1 Mile Board Oval Des Moines Speedway in Valley Junction, Iowa.
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1950
Allen Heath won the URA Midget race at the South Mountain Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1951
Tony Bettenhausen won the 100 mile AAA Championship race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA. Bill Schindler was second followed by Cecil Green, Manny Ayulo and Ray Knepper.
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1952
Johnnie Tolan won the AAA Midget race at the Oak Ridge Sportsdrome, Knoxville,TN.
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1953
Cal Niday won the AAA Midget race at the South Bend Motor Speedway, South Bend,IN.
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1956
George Amick won the 100 mile USAC Championship race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA. Gene Hartley was second followed by Al Keller, Ed Elisian and Mike Magill.
Eddie Sachs won the USAC Midget race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton,OH.
Art Bisch won the Sprint Car race at the Globe-Miami Speedway, Globe,AZ. Jack Jordan was second followed by Ray Clark, Roger McCluskey and Paul Kamm.
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1958
Jack Turner won the USAC Midget race at the Spartan Speedway, Lansing,MI.
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1960
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus,OH.
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1961
Wayman "Hut" Stricklin... Born ... NASCAR driver 1986- 2002.
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Dick Good won the Super Modified race at the Cloverleaf Speedway, Cleveland,OH.
Red Marlowe won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury, CT.
Neil Haight won the Super Modified race over Bobby Hersh, Bobby Abel, Johnny Mackison and Pete Kantorsky at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Greg Weld won the Sprint Car race at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO.
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1962
Audie Swartz won the Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH.
Jerry Weld won the Sprint Car race over Carl Williams at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO.
Bob King won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Johnny Rutherford, Mickey Shaw, Arnie Knepper and Calvin Gilstrap at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
Bobby Hersh won the Super Modified race over Johnny Mackison at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA.
Dick Bailey won the Sprint Car race over Ralph Quarterson and Hank Jacoby at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
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1963
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL.
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1964
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
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1965
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Louisville Fairgrounds, Louisville,KY.
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1966
Frank Secrist won the Super Sprint Car race at the Cajon Speedway, San Diego,CA.
Bobbie Adamson won the Sprint Car race at the Cannonball Motor Speedway, St. Clairsville, OH. Lou Blaney was second followed by Gus Linder, Mack Clingan and J.D. Leas.
Bobby Abel won the Super Modified race over Lynn Paxton at the Dorsey Speedway, Dorsey, MD.
Joe Lingle won the Super Modified race over Irvin King, Leroy Felty, Bobby Allen and Milford Wales at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Don Kreitz and Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget feature races at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge,NJ.
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1967
Hooker Hood won the Sprint Car race at the Blytheville Speedway, Blytheville,AR.
Dick Tobias won the Super Modified race over Leroy Felty at the Hershey Stadium, Hershey,PA.
Billy Vukovich won the Mile-High Classic USAC Midget race at the Lakeside Speedway , Denver,CO.
Greg Weld won the Don Branson/Dale Mueller Memorial USAC Sprint Car race over Rollie Beale, Don Thomas, Ralph Liguori and Wib Spaulding at the Tri-City Speedway , Granite City, IL.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ.
Ray Tilley, in the # 88 Bud Grimm Ford, won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobbie Adamson, Johnny Crawford, Billy Wertz and Mel Alexander at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA.
Johnny Grum won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA.
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1973
Jan Opperman won the USAC Sprint Car race over Kenny Weld, Billy Cassella, Rollie Beale and Lee Kunzman at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove, PA.
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1979
A.J. Foyt won the Schaefer 500 USAC Championship race on the 2.5 Mile Paved Oval Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA. Jim McElreath was second followed by Larry Dickson, Jerry Sneva and Dick Simon.
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1985
Al Smith... Died ... USAC driver from the 1960's
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1990
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 400 over Ernie Irvan at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
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2001
Tony Stewart won the NASCAR Winston Cup Dodge/Save Mart 350 over Robby Gordon at the Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA.
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2007
Juan Montoya won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 over Kevin Harvick at the Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA.
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