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1927
Frank Lockhart Set the record for the fastest single lap driven on a board track (championship car) in a Miller 91 rear drive with an average speed of 147.229mph at the Atlantic City track. This track was the fastest and last major board track constructed.
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1950
Troy Ruttman won the AAA Sprint car race over Jackie Holmes at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint car race at the Lakewood Speedway (1.0d) 25 laps, Atlanta, GA
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1952
Allen Heath won the AAA Midget race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton,OH
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1955
George Fonder won the AAA Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA
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1957
Lloyd Ruby won the AAA Midget race at the Taft Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK
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1960
Ernie McCoy won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA
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1961
Gib Orr won the Super Modified race over Steve Ungar, Dale Johnson and Frank Gorichky at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH
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1965
Bob Burris won the Super Modified race over Dick Bailey, Steve Ungar, Dick Kelm and Larry Dickson at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA ( Click here for the race report. )
Jack Deniston won the Modified race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester, VA ( Click here for the race report. )
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1966
King Carpenter won the ARDC Midget race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY
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1967
Rollie Beale won the USAC Sprint car race over Bruce Walkup and Scratch Daniels at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN
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1968
Mike Spence, Grand Prix and Sports car driver, died when he was killed in practice in the Lotus turbine car at Indianapolis. He crashed and the front right wheel of his car struck him on the head. Later that same night, Carroll Shelby withdrew his two uncompetitive turbine cars from the Indy 500.
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1971
Roger Bailey won the ARDC Midget race at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta,NY
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1972
Gary Bettenhausen becomes the first to lap the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at over 190 mph. He hits 190.285 in his Penske McLaren- Offy.
Richard Petty, after years of running Plymouths, debuted a Dodge Charger stockcar in the NASCAR Winston 500 at Talladega, Alabama, USA. He finished fifth.
Johnny Hubbard won both twin 50's ARDC Midget racees at the Flemington Fair Speedway , Flemington,NJ
Kenny Weld won the Super Sprint car race over Milt Miller, Smokey Snellbaker, Lynn Paxton and Bobby Allen at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD
Ralph Quarterson won the Super Modified race over Bill Banick, Ted Wise, Buddy Cochran and Gus Linder at the Tri-City Speedway, Franklin,PA
Rollie Beale won the USAC Sprint car race over Johnny Parsons, Bob Pratt, Larry Dickson and Tom Bigelow at the New Bremen Speedway (1/2p), New Bremen,OH
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1976
Bobby Allen won the KARS Super Sprint car feature over Kramer Williamson, Keith Kauffman, Van May and Steve Smith at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1977
Benny Parsons won the Music City 420 over Cale Yarborough at the Nashville Speedway , Nashville , TN
James McElreath won the 40 lap Tony Hulman Classic USAC Sprint car race over Clark Templeman, Roger Rager, Billy Cassella and Jerry Weeks at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN
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1978
Gerald Chamberlain won the Modified Stock Car race at the East Windsor Speedway, Hightstown, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Rick Ferkel won the Sprint Car race at the Tri City Speedway, Franklin, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Frank Cozze won the Modified Stock Car race at the Nazareth Raceway, Nazareth, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Lynn Paxton won the Sprint Car race at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Nick Fornoro Jr won the ATQMRA race at the Islip Speedway, Islip, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jack Ingram won the 200 lap NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at the South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny Heydenreich won the Midget race at the Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bob Senneker won the ASA 150 mile race over Larry Phillips, Dick Trickle, Larry Detjens and Dave Watson at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway, West Allis, WI. Pole sitter Mark Martin finished 15th and Rusty Wallace finished 18th.
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1983
Darrell Waltrip won the Marty Robbins 420 over Bobby Allison at the Nashville International Raceway , Nashville , TN
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1989
Davey Allison won the Winston 500 over Terry Labonte at the Talladega Superspeedway , Talladega, AL.
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1995
Dale Earnhardt won the Save Mart 300 over Mark Martin at the Infineon Raceway , Sonoma, CA
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2005
Greg Biffle won the Dodge Charger 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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