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1906
Joe Huff... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's.
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1920
Fonty Flock ... Born ... NASCAR great and one of the central figures in the formative days of NASCAR. He was the brother of NASCAR pioneers Tim Flock and Bob Flock, and the second female NASCAR driver Ethel Mobley. The four raced at the July 10, 1949 race at the Daytona Beach Road Course, which was the first event to feature a brother and a sister, and the only NASCAR event to feature four siblings. Ethel beat Fonty and Bob by finishing in eleventh.
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1926
Bennett Hill won the 250 mile AAA Championship race on the 1.25 mile high banked board track Culver City Speedway in Culver City, California. Hill averaged 131.29 mph at the wheel of a Miller.
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1948
Billy Shuman... Born ... West coast Super-Modified and Sprint car driver from the 1960's and 70's. Older brother of Ron Shuman.
Ted Horn , driving the Ted Horn #1, won the 20-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1 mile dirt Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA.
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1960
Ayrton Senna... Born ... Three time F1 World Champion.
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1964
Bob McLean and Ray Elliot each won the 50 lap USAC Midget races at the Chicago Ampitheater, Chicago, IL.
Roger McCluskey won the 50 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1965
Erwin Bergdoll... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1966
Kenny Brack... Born ... A race car driver from Sweden. Until his retirement from racing, he competed in the CART, Indy Racing League and the IROC series. He is the winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500 and the 1998 driving champion of the Indy Racing League.
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1970
Mario Andretti jumps into the Ferrari 512S of Ignazio Giunti/Nino Vaccarella and drives it to a 23.8 second victory over the Porsche 908 of Peter Revson and film star Steve McQueen in the 12 Hours of Sebring, at Sebring, Florida.
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1976
David Pearson wins the Atlanta 500 over Benny Parsons at the Atlanta Motor Speedway , Atlanta, GA.
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1982
Darrell Waltrip wins the Coca-Cola 500 over Richard Petty at the Atlanta Motor Speedway , Atlanta, GA.
Jeff Heywood won the USAC Midget race at the Baylands Raceway Park, Fremont, CA. Stan Fox was second followed by Hank Butcher, Ken Nichols and Kevin Olson.
Doug Hoffman won the Sportsman Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway , Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Ronnie Tobias won the Modified Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway , Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1998
Dale Jarrett wins the TranSouth Financial 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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1999
John Force set a NHRA Funny Car speed record of 324.05 mph at Gainesville, Florida. At the same event, Tony Pedregon set an NHRA Funny Car quarter mile e.t. record of 4.779 seconds.
Jeff Burton wins the TranSouth Financial 500 over Jeremy Mayfield at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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2004
Jimmie Johnson wins the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 over Bobby Labonte at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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2008
Pat Cannon won the 358 Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. Dave Calaman was second followed by Aaron Ott, Kevin Nouse and Chad Criswell.
Danny Lasoski won the O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK. ( Click here for the race report. )
Craig Dollansky won the 410 Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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