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1945
Ivan "The Iron Man" Stewart ... Born ... Many time Off-road Champion
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1950
Troy Ruttman won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Trenton International Speedway, Trenton, NJ
Emory Collins won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD
Potsy Goacher won the 40-lap AAA Midget race over Johnnie Tolan, LOeroy Warriner, Sam Hanks and Art Cross before 10,215 fans at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
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1953
Jud Larson won the AAA Midget race over Jimmy Bryan, Jimmy Knight, Ray Courtney and Bill Homeier at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford,OH
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1959
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the Spartan Speedway, Lansing,MI
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1960
Tony Romit won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury,CT
Danny Jones won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Gene Goodling won the Supermodified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
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1961
Rodger Ward won the 100 mile Rex Mays Classic USAC Indy Car race over Al Keller, Dick Rathmann, Len Sutton and Jim Hurtubise at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
Mack Clingan won the Supermodified race at the Cloverleaf Speedway, Cleveland,OH
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen, OH
Leroy Felty won the Supermodified race over Johnny Mackison and Bobby Hersh at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
George Sember won the Supermodified race over Dale Johnson, Lou Blaney, Steve Ungar and Ralph Quarterson at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH
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1962
Johnny Crawford won the Supermodified race at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
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1964
Bob Rossell won the Modified Stock Car race at the Fort Dix Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1965
Larry Dickson won the Supermodified race over Gus Linder, Bob Martin, Chuck Yost and Ron Anderson at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA
Jimmy Knight won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the O'Hare Field , Chicago,IL.
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1967
Gordon Johncock won the 150 mile Rex Mays Classic USAC Indy Car race over Lloyd Ruby, Roger McCluskey, Jim McElreath and Wally Dallenbach at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
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1972
Bobby Unser won the 150 mile Rex Mays Classic USAC Indy Car race over Mark Donohue, Gary Bettenhausen, Billy Vukovich Jr and Joe Leonard at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
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1976
Pancho Carter and Larry Dickson each won one of the Twin 50's USAC Sprint Car races at the Indiana State Fairgrounds,Indianapolis,IN.
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1978
Billy Cassella won the 40 lap USAC Sprint car race over Gary Bettenhausen, Dana Carter, Jerry Weeks and Billy Engelhart at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN.
Rich Vogler won the USAC Midget race over Sleepy Tripp, Tom Steiner, Lonnie Caruthers and Jeff Heywood at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus,OH.
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1989
Rick Mears won the Miller High Life 200 CART Indy Car race over Michael Andretti, Teo Fabi, Raul Boesel and Scott Pruett at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
Dale Earnhardt wins the Budweiser 500 over Mark Martin at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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1995
Paul Tracy won the Miller Genuine Draft 200 CART Indy Car race over Al Unser, Jr, Michael Andretti, Teo Fabi and Robby Gordon at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
Kyle Petty wins the Miller 500 over Bobby Labonte at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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2000
Tony Stewart wins the MBNA Platinum 400 over Matt Kenseth at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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2004
Cotton Farmer ... Died ... IMCA and USAC driver from the 1950's and 60's.
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2006
Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented by Bank of America over Jamie McMurray at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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2007
William Clifton France, "Bill Jr."... Died ... After serving as vice-president for six years, he became the head of NASCAR when his father Bill France, Sr. retired on January 10, 1972. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame describes the transition: "Other than the founding of NASCAR itself, Bill Jr.'s appointment to leadership is probably the most significant event in the history of the sanctioning body." NASCAR went from a Southern regional sport to a national sport during his tenure.
Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa over Ryan Newman at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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