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1922
Joe Weatherly... Born ... NASCAR driver.
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1939
Al Unser... Born ... Al is the younger brother of Bobby Unser and father of Al Unser, Jr.. He is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and is the only person to have both a sibling (Bobby) and child (Al Jr.) as fellow winners. Al's brother Jerry and nephews Johnny and Robby have also competed in the 500.
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1947
Earl Johns, driving the Scheid Riley #17, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the 1/2 mile dirt Alcyon Speedway, Pitman, NJ.
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1948
Mark Light won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Langhorne Speedway,Langhorne, PA
Mel Hansen won the 40-lap CARA Midget race over Johnnie Tolan and Eddie Haddad before 17,500 fans at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
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1949
Bob Cooney won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway,Hagerstown, MD
Jackie Holmes won the AAA Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Winchester Speedway,Winchester, IN
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1952
Potsy Goacher won the Night Before the 500 AAA Midget race at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.
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1953
Johnnie Tolan won the Night Before the 500 AAA Midget race at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.
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1955
Ken Schrader ... Born ... USAC and NASCAR driver
Eddie Sachs won the first feature of the Night Before the 500 AAA Midget races and Forrest Parker won the second feature at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.
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1956
Bob Cleberg won the Little 500 Sprint Car race over Arnie Knepper, Norm Pence, Ray Knepper and Al Miller at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Shorty Templeman won all 3 features in the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget races at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis,IN
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1957
Chuck Rodeeand Len Sutton each won features in the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget races at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis,IN
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1958
Mauri Wilson, Gene Forceand Tony Bonadies each won features in the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget races at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis,IN
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1959
Gene Force won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN
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1960
Jimmy Davies won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN
Parnelli Jones won the Sprint Car race over Johnny White, Ronnie Duman, Dick Carter and Hugh Randall at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN
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1961
Jimmy Davies won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN
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1962
Arnie Knepper won the IMCA Little 500 Sprint Car race over Clare Lawicki, Johnny White, Russ Long and Johnny Rutherford at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Jimmy Davies won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome , Indianapolis, IN
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1963
Mel Kenyon won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome , Indianapolis, IN
Gene Brown won the Super Modified race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ
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1964
Gus Linder won the Sprint Car race over Hank Jacoby, Lou Blaney, Paul Reed and Bob Burris at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA
Chuck Rodee won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome , Indianapolis, IN
Art Bennett won the Super Modified race over Nolan Johncock, Sammy Sessions and Norm Mackereth at the Tioga Motorsports Park, Owego,NY
Bill Dendinger won the Super Modified race over Harold McGilton, Rollie Beale, Mort Anderson and Jack Tuttle at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, Wilson,NC
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1965
Chuck Taylor won the IMCA Little 500 Sprint Car race over Rollie Beale, Benny Rapp, Jim Moughan and Karl Busson at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
J.D. Leas won the Super Modified race over Bob Burris and Bobbie Adamson at the Debo Speedway, Steubenville,OH
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome , Indianapolis, IN
Bob Hauck won the UARA Midget race at the Joliet Stadium, Joliet, IL
Jerry Blundy won the Super Modified race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA
Bob Myers won the Super Modified race over Bud Folkenroth, Bobby Abel, Neil Haight and Willie Musselman at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Jay East won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Marchbanks Stadium (5/8p), Hanford, CA
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, VA
Ray Tilley won the Super Modified race over Willie Musselman, Mitch Smith, Gene Kohr and Bobby Brymesser at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1966
Chuck Arnold won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN
Kenny Weld won the Super Modified race over RayLee Goodwin, Jerry Weld, Jimmy Bond and Jud McFarland at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO
Todd Gibson won the Super Modified race over Dean Mast, Joe Martincic and Ed Wiseman at the Sandusky Speedway, Sandusky,OH
Joe Csiki won the ARDC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ
Ray Tilley won the Super Modified race over Johnny Crawford, Al Fisher, Bryan Osgood and Bob Thomas at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Jud Larson, in the Paul Leffler # 16, won the USAC Sprint Car race over Greg Weld, Al Smith, Red Riegel and Sammy Sessions at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN
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1967
Mike McGreevy won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN
Pete Swarmer won the Super Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD
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1969
Bob Wenteand Henry Pens each won features in the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget races at the Indianapolis Raceway Park , Indianapolis,IN
Leigh Earnshaw won the ARDC Midget race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint Car race over Frank Gorichky, Gus Linder, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
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1970
Jimmy Oskie won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Cajon Speedway, San Diego,CA
Elmer Ruby won the Super Sprint Car race over Lou Blaney, Pete Swarmer, Muss Weyant and Junior Ritchey at the Central Pennsylvania Speedway, Clearfield,PA
RayLee Goodwin won the Sprint Car race over Joe Saldana at the Eagle Raceway, Eagle,NE
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Fulton Speedway, Fulton,NY
Lee Kunzman won the Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Raceway Park , Indianapolis,IN
Kenny Weld, in the # 88 Bud Grimm Ford, won the Super Sprint Car race over Lynn Paxton, Jim Sheaffer, Billy Cassella and Mitch Smith at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1971
Al Unser won the Indianapolis 500
Buck Buckley and Harry Benjamin traded feature wins in the Don Gillette Memorial URC Sprint Car races at the Fonda Speedway , Fonda, NY
Kenny Weld won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobby Allen, Steve Smith, Hal Browning and Ken Slaybaugh at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Jim Shampine and Nolan Swifteach won features in the Twin 50's Super Modified races at the Oswego Speedway , Oswego,NY
Jerry Stover won the ARDC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Jim Kennedy won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
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1972
Billy Wilkerson won the 'Salute to Indy 100' CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway , Gardena,CA
Dick Sutcliffe won the Sprint Car race over Roger Larson, Larry Upton, Lonnie Jensen and Jay Woodside at the Belleville High Banks, Belleville,KS
Chuck Amati won the Sprint Car race over Lonnie Jensen, Jay Woodside, Don Maxwell and Gerald Bruggeman at the Eagle Raceway, Eagle,NE
Bobbie Adamson won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobby Allen, Johnny Grum, Jan Opperman and Lynn Paxton at the Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown,PA
Russ Klar and Johnny Coy won the twin feature ARDC Midget races at the Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock,CT
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race over Tom Bigelow, Sonny Ates, Sammy Sessions and Bob Evans at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN
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1974
Dick Sutcliffe won the Sprint Car race over Jan Opperman, RayLee Goodwin, Lonnie Jensen and Lloyd Beckman at the Midwest Speedway, Lincoln,NE
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1976
Dick Gaines won the Little 500 Sprint Car race at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
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1977
Richard Petty won the World 600 over David Pearson at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
A.J. Foyt, driving the Gilmore Racing Team #14 entry, won the Indy 500 and became the first 4 time winner of the race. Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500, started 26th and finished 29th.
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1978
Tom Bigelow and Billy Cassella each won in the Twin 50's USAC Sprint Car races at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN.
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1982
Gordon Johncock won the Indianapolis 500
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1983
Tom Sneva won the Indianapolis 500
Neil Bonnett won the World 600 over Richard Petty at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1988
Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500
Darrell Waltrip won the Coca-Cola 600 over Rusty Wallace at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1994
Al Unser Jr won the Indianapolis 500
Jeff Gordon won the Coca-Cola 600 over Rusty Wallace at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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2005
Dan Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500
Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 over Bobby Labonte at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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