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1915
Earl Cooper won the 109 lap AAA sanctioned Phoenix Race on the 1 Mile Road Course Phoenix Road Race Course in Phoenix, Arizona.
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1949
Troy Ruttman won the AAA Western Sprint Car race at the Gardena Stadium,Gardena, CA.
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1959
Tony Bettenhausen won the USAC Midget race at the Pan American Speedway, San Antonio,TX.
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1960
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Bobby Ball Memorial Race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim Hurtubise finished second followed by Wayne Weiler, Don Branson and Bobby Grim.
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1965
Jimmy Vasser ... Born ... An American racing driver and race team owner. Vasser won the 1996 Champ Car champion with Chip Ganassi Racing, and scored ten victories in the series. Vasser was the last American to win the Champ Car championship.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ.
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1966
Mario Andretti won the Bobby Ball Memorial USAC Championship Race on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Al Unser finished second followed by Jim McElreath, Bobby Unser and Joe Leonard.
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1970
Jerry McClung won the USAC Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway (1/2d), Phoenix,AZ.
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1971
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race over Tom Bigelow, Jimmy Caruthers, Arnie Knepper and Pancho Carter at the Manzanita Speedway (1/2d), Phoenix,AZ.
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1976
Gary Patterson won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Clark Templeman was second followed by Sheldon Kinser, Jimmy Oskie and George Snider.
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1977
Neil Bonnett won the NASCAR Winston Cup L.A. Times 500 over Richard Petty at the Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, California.
Rich Vogler won the USAC Midget race at the Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield,CA. Pancho Carter was second followed by Mel Kenyon, Tommy Thomas and Chuck Gurney.
Steve Smith won the Super Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA. Van May was second followed by Bobby Allen, Dub May and Kramer Williamson. Dick "Toby" Tobias won the Modified Stock Car part of the double show. Jimmy Horton was second followed by Dick Quallio, Jimmy Baker and MeMe DeSantis.
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1982
Bubby Jones won the Don Peabody Classic CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway (1/2d) , Gardena,CA. Buster Venard was second followed by Dean Thompson, Ron Shuman and Eddie Wirth.
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1983
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Winston West. 500 over Benny Parsons at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California.
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1987
Dave Blaney won the All Star Sprint Car race at the Dixie Speedway, Woodstock,GA. Joe Gaerte was second followed by Jack Hewitt, Danny Smith and Rodney Ritter. ( Click here for the race report. )
Doug Wolfgang won the first night of the Houston Outlaw Nationals Sprint Car race at the Battlegroung Speedway, Houston,TX. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1988
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Atlanta Journal 500 over Davey Allison at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA.
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2005
Greg Biffle won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Ford 400 over Mark Martin at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL.
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2010
Donny Schatz won the 30-lap Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National feature during the 43rd annual Kronik Energy Drink Western World Championship at the USA Raceway in Tucon, AZ. Johnny Herrera was second followed by Danny Lasoski, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Cody Darrah, Jack Dover, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon.
Brady Bacon won the $5,000-to-win wingless finale of the ASCS Canyon Region 43rd annual Kronik Energy Drink Western World Championship at the USA Speedway in Tucson, AZ. Levi Jones was second followed by Bud Kaeding, R.J. Johnson, Shane Cottle, Johnny Herrera, Robert Ballou, Jerry Coons Jr., Dustin Morgan and Stevie Sussex.
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL. Kevin Harvick finished second followed by Brad Keselowski, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Brendan Gaughan, Paul Menard and Jason Leffler.
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