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1940
Roy Russing won the Turkey Night Grand Prix 150 AAA Midget race at the Gilmore Stadium ,Hollywood, CA.
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1948
Johnny Mantz won the AAA Western Sprint Car race at the Carrell Speedway,Gardena, CA.
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1959
A.J. Foyt won the USAC Midget race at the Speedway Park, Corpus Christi,TX.
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1964
Marshall Sargent won the Pacific Coast Open Winged Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway (1/2d) , Gardena, CA. Billy Wilkerson was second followed by Al Pombo, Jay East and Dick Fries.
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1965
A.J. Foyt won the Phoenix 200 USAC Championship Race on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Mario Andretti finished second followed by Bobby Unser, Joe Leonard and Don Branson.
Dick Fries won the Pacific Coast Open Winged Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway , Gardena, CA.
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1970
Swede Savage won the Bobby Ball 150 USAC Championship Race on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Al Unser finished second followed by Roger McCluskey, Wally Dallenbach and Jim McElreath.
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1971
Alton Jones won the Late Model Sportsman race at the Montgomery International Speedway, Montgomery, AL. Bob Burcham was second followed by Friday Hassler, Donnie Allison, Chuck Arnold, Robert Hamke and Wayne Reutimann.
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1975
Lealand McSpadden won the Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1976
David Pearson won the NASCAR Winston Cup L.A. Times 500 over Lennie Pond at the Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, California.
Lealand McSpadden won the Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Tom Bigelow won the USAC Sprint Car race at the San Jose Speedway (1/3p),San Jose, CA. Billy Cassella was second followed by Sheldon Kinser, James McElreath and Bobby Olivero.
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1981
Dean Thompson won the CRA Sprint Car race over Jimmy Oskie, Brad Noffsinger, Rip Williams and Bubby Jones at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Will Cagle, driving the Bob Vetzel Camaro, won his third straight 50 lap Late Model feature event at the East Bay Raceway in Tampa, Fl. Wayne Reutimann was second followed by Donnie Tanner, Keith Nosbisch and Keith Hahn.
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1982
Tim Richmond won the NASCAR Winston Cup Winston West. 500 over Ricky Rudd at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1986
Stan Fox won the USAC Midget race at the Ventura Raceway, Ventura,CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1987
Jimmy Sills won the final night of the Houston Outlaw Nationals Sprint Car race at the Big H Speedway, Houston,TX. ( Click here for the race report. )
Arnie Bray won the 50-lap Can-Am TQ Midget race at the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, Niagara Falls,NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Brad Noffsinger won the 10th Annual Don Peabody Classic CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park, Gardena ,CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Ron "Sleepy" Tripp won the USAC Midget race at the Baylands Raceway Park, Fremont ,CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bill Venturini won the ARCA Stock Car race at the Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton ,GA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Wayne Reutimann won the Late Model and Modified races at the Florida Fairgrounds Speedway, Tampa ,FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Brack won the Late Model race at the Hialeah Speedway, Hialeah ,FL.
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1996
Elmo Langley... Died... Langley began his racing career racing modified cars in Virginia and Maryland in 1952. Langley came in to NASCAR as a Driver/Owner in 1954. In 1966 in partnered with Henry Woodfield and created Langley-Woodfield Racing. That same year Langley won the only two races of his long career. After the second race of the 1969 season, Langley and Woodfield split and Langley continued to run team on his own returning to the driver/owner role. He finished in the Top-10 in season points from 1967 until his final full season as a driver for Langley Racing in 1975 (except 1974). He continued to drive in a few select races until 1981 when he hung up the helmet for good. Langley shut down his team after the 1987 season.
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1999
Bobby Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA 500 over Dale Jarrett at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA.
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2004
Greg Biffle won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Ford 400 over Jimmie Johnson at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL.
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2010
Carl Edwards won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL. Jimmy Johnson finished second followed by Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, A.J. Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle.
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