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1926
Ralph Liguori... Born ... NASCAR Grand National, USAC Midget, Sprint, Silver Crown & Indy Car Driver from the 1950's, 60's & 70's. He competed in the USAC Championship Car series from 1957 to 1971 making 61 starts. His best finish was 2nd place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway in 1970. 1966 was his most active year, when he made 7 starts and finished 28th in the National Championship. He attempted the Indianapolis 500 six times (1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1968) but he failed to make the field each time. Liguori continued racing well into his 70's and won a minor race in 2000 at 73 years old.
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1930
Arnie Knepper... Born ... USAC driver 1950's to 1983. He drove Midgets, Sprints and the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1963-1972 seasons, with 75 career starts, including the 1965-1969 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 21 times, with his best finish in 3rd position twice in 1966.
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1948
Ted Horn... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's and 40's. Ted Horn has the best 9-year streak of finishes in Indianapolis 500 history. Over his Indianapolis 500 career, Ted Horn completed 1944 out of a possible 2000 laps (97%).
Bill Holland won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA.
Johnnie Parsons won the DuQuoin 100 AAA Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin,IL. Paul Russo was second followed by Bill Sheffler, Myron Fohr and Hal Cole.
Neal Carter won the AAA Midget race at the 1-mile dirt Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA.
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1953
Wally Campbell won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Charlotte Speedway (3/4d), Charlotte, NC.
Vito Calia won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Birmingham Int. Raceway, Birmingham, AL.
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1954
Johnny Thomson won the 100 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds (1/2d) , Reading, PA.
Duke Nalon won the 200 lap AAA Midget race over Roy Newman and Jack Turner at the Terre Haute Action Track (1/2d) , Terre Haute,IN.
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1964
Bob Pratt won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Jim McCune, Greg Weld, Don Brown and Sonny McDaniels at the Birmingham Int. Raceway, Birmingham, AL.
Allen Heath won the USAC Midget race over George Snider, Mel Kenyon, Joe Garson and Dick Atkins at the Ascot Park Speedway (1/2d), Gardena, CA.
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1965
A.J. Foyt won the Hut Hundred USAC Midget race over Bobby Grim and Chuck Rodee at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN.
Johnny Rutherford won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Roger McCluskey finished second followed by Al Smith, Bobby Unser and Arnie Knepper.
Steve Cannon won the Sprint Car race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL.
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1970
Tommy McAndrew won the ARDC Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg,PA.
Bubby Jones won the Sprint Car race over Ray Kenens, Bob Kinser, Bob Sitz and J.D. Leas at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo,IN.
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1976
Donnie Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup National 500 over Cale Yarborough at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.
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1982
Harry Gant won the NASCAR Winston Cup National 500 over Bill Elliott at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.
Merv Treichler won the Schaefer 200 Modified race at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. ( Click here for the race results. )
Ronnie Franklin won the Hub-City National Open 150 Modified race at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD. Lynn Geisler was second followed by Tom Peck, Jeff Robinson and Dale Kerstetter.
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1993
Ernie Irvan won the NASCAR Winston Cup Mello Yello 500 over Mark Martin at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.
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1999
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup UAW-GM Quality 500 over Bobby Labonte at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.
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2001
Danny Lasoski won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, KS. ( Click here for the race report. )
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2004
Joe Nemechek won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Banquet 400 over Ricky Rudd at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS.
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