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1919
Tommy Milton drove a Duesenberg to victory in an AAA race on the Uniontown board track in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
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1946
Joie Chitwood won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
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1956
Ronnie Duman won the Sprint Car race over Ray Knepper at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI
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1962
Gene Goodling won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Jackie McLaughlin won the Modified Stock Car race at the Flemington Fairgrounds Speedway, in Flemington NJ.
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1963
Jim McCune won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Johnny White, Gordon Woolley, Pete Folse and Steve Stapp at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville,IN
Ray Tilley won the Super Modified race over Bobby Hersh, Ralph Smith, Leroy Felty and Johnny Crawford at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
Ray Brown won the ARDC Midget race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson,CT
Bobby Gerhart won the Super Modified race over Roger Sowers, Pee/Wee Pobletts, Neil Haight and Ray Tilley at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1968
Gus Linder won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1972
Bobby Allen won the Super Sprint Car race over Buddy Cochran, Steve Ungar, Elmer Ruby and Jan Opperman at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford,PA
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint Car race over Lou Blaney, Bill Banick, Ted Wise and Jerry Matus at the Lernerville Speedway, Sarver,PA
Pancho Carter won the USAC Midget race over Les Scott, Tom Bigelow, Johnny Parsons and Bob Lithgow at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL
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1973
Dario Franchitti ... Born ... A Scottish racing driver of Italian descent. He formerly competed in the CART series before switching to the IndyCar Series where he was 2007 champion. Dario is a 3 time Indy 500 Champion, 2007 (rain-shortened) ..2010 & 2012. He also competed in the American Le Mans Series for Andretti Green Racing with his brother Marino and former IndyCar Series teammate Bryan Herta. In late 2007 he started driving in NASCAR and in 2009 went back to Indy Cars. On 6 October 2013, he was involved in a serious crash at the Grand Prix of Houston, when his car flew into catch-fencing after contact with the car of Takuma Sato. Franchitti suffered two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion in the accident. A month later, on 14 November 2013, Franchitti announced his immediate retirement from motor racing on medical advice.
Rick Goudy was the winner of the CRA Sprint Car race over Jimmy Oskie, Danny McKnight, Clark Templeman and Terry Kawell at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Pancho Carter won the USAC Midget race over Bob Wente, Larry Rice, Billy Shuman and Larry Dickson at the Kankakee Motor Speedway, Kankakee, IL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jan Opperman won the Super Sprint Car race over Lee Osborne, Rick Ferkel, Sam Armstrong and Ben Showers at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint Car race over Johnny Grum, Barry Camp, Smokey Snellbaker and Gary Howsare at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Jim Shampine won the Super Modified race over Ron Wallace and Keith Andrews at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race over Hank Rogers Jr, Leigh Earnshaw, Jerry Stover and Rich Vogler at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Wayne Reutimann won the Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Stan Ploski won the Modified Stock Car race at the Flemington Fair Speedway, Flemington, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Eddy Flemke won the Modified Stock Car race at the Stafford Springs Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT.
Jim Linder won the Supermodified race at the Sandusky Speedway, Sandusky, OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Charley Jarzombek won the Modified race at the Islip Speedway, Islip, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Merv Treichler won both of the Modified races at the Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jack McCoy won the NASCAR Western Grand National race at the Stockton 99 Speedway, Stockton, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Allen won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1975
David Pearson wins the Mason-Dixon 500 over Cecil Gordon at the Dover International Speedway, Dover DE
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1985
Bill Elliott wins the Budweiser 500 over Harry Gant at the Dover International Speedway, Dover DE
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1995
Bentley Warren won the "East vs. West Super-modified Challenge" at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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1997
Troy Ruttman... Died ... AAA / USAC driver from the late 1940's to 1964. He raced in 12 Indy 500's and won in 1952. He was the older brother of NASCAR driver Joe Ruttman.
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2000
Johnny Baldwin... Died ... USAC driver from the 1950's. Started racing midgets in 1946 & retired from driving in 1966.
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