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1889
Lee Oldfield ... Born ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1901
Sam Ross ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 30's.
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1936
Bill Puterbaugh ... Born ... A former driver in the USAC Sprint & Championship Car series. He raced in the 1967-1971 and 1975-1977, and 1979 seasons, with 31 career starts, including the 1975-1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 6th position in 1968 at Springfield and in 1969 at Sacramento. His 7th place finish in the 1975 Indianapolis 500 earned him Rookie of the Year.
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1941
Louis Chevrolet... Died ... AAA driver 1905 to 1923. He was a co-founder (with William C. Durant) of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, which was acquired by General Motors and is their bestselling brand nationwide and in many cases synonymous with General Motors itself. Louis also competed in the Indianapolis 500 four times, with a best finish of 7th in 1919. Younger brother Gaston won there in 1920 in a car Louis built, and brother Arthur also competed twice.
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1948
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA
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1952
Ray Janelle won the AAA Midget race at the Westboro Speedway, Westboro,MA
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1953
Johnnie Parsons won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Morristown Speedway, Morristown, NJ.
Allen Heath won the AAA Midget race at the Moline Raceway, Moline, IL.
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1954
Chuck Stevenson won the AAA Indy Car Rex Mays 100 Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "West Allis, WI. Manuel Ayulo was second followed by Jimmy Reece, Jack McGrath and Pat O'Connor.
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, IA
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1955
Art Klein... Died ... AAA driver 1914 to 1923.
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1958
Johnny Roberts won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
Chuck Arnold won the ARDC Midget race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY
Dick Brown won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY
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1959
Bobby Marshman won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury,CT
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1962
Bob Wente won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, Louisville,KY.
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1964
Tommy Copp won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Soldier Field, Chicago,IL.
Hal Minyard won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Orange Show Speedway, San Bernadino,CA.
Sammy Sessions won the Supermodified race at the Oswego Speedway , Oswego, NY. Norm Mackereth was second followed by Billy Yuma, ron Wallace and Bob Pierce.
Bill Wimble won the NASCAR Sportsman Stock Car race at the Fonda Speedway, Fonda, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bud Folkenroth won the Sportsman-Modified Stock Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1965
Parnelli Jones , in the J.C. Agajanian Lotus RE/Ford, won the USAC Indy Car Rex Mays 100 Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "West Allis, WI. Joe Leonard was second followed by Jim McElreath , Mario Andretti and Mickey Rupp .
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1969
Dutch Hoag won the Modified Stock Car race at the Spencer Speedway, Rochester, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Lee Hendrickson won the Modified Sportsman Stock Car race at the East Windsor Speedway, Hightstown, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Gus Linder won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dusty Malsbury won 2 Limited Sportsman Stock Car races at the East Windsor Speedway, Hightstown, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1971
Al Unser won the USAC Indy Car Rex Mays 150 Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "West Allis, WI. Joe Leonard was second followed by Billy Vukovich , Wally Dallenbach and Art Pollard .
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1976
Tom Bigelow won the 40 lap USAC Sprint car race over Pancho Carter, Larry Dickson, Bubby Jones and Chuck Gurney at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN
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1982
Bobby Allison wins the Van Scoy 500 over Tim Richmond at the Pocono Raceway , Pocono , PA.
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1984
Gene Haustein... Died ... AAA driver 1930 to 1935
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1992
Arnie Knepper... Died ... USAC driver 1950's to 1983. He drove Midgets, Sprints and the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1963-1972 seasons, with 75 career starts, including the 1965-1969 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 21 times, with his best finish in 3rd position twice in 1966.
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1993
Dale Earnhardt wins the Budweiser 500 over Dale Jarrett at the Dover International Speedway , Dover , DE.
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1998
Terry Labonte wins the Pontiac Excitement 400 over Dale Jarrett at the Richmond International Raceway , Richmond , VA.
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1999
Bobby Labonte wins the MBNA Platinum 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Dover International Speedway , Dover , DE.
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2004
Mark Martin wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup MBNA 400 "A Salute to Heroes" over Tony Stewart at the Dover International Speedway , Dover , DE.
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