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1904
Lou Moore... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's & 30's.
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1916
Tony Bettenhausen ... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from 1941 to 1961. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1941 and 1946-1961 seasons with 121 starts, including 14 in the Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 74 times, with 21 victories. He won the National Championship in 1951 after recording eight victories and two second place finishes in fourteen events. He announced his retirement from all racing but the Indianapolis 500 after the season. He decided to return full-time for the 1954 season. He was involved in a midget car wreck in Chicago. He suffered head injuries after striking a concrete wall. He was in critical condition for several days. He prearranged to co-drive with Chicago Gang friend Paul Russo in the 1955 Indianapolis 500. They finished second. In 1958 he won the national championship and assured the title with a second place finish at Phoenix. He finished second in the national championship to Rodger Ward in 1959. Bettenhausen was killed in 1961 in a crash at Indianapolis while testing a car for Paul Russo. Bettenhausen was the father of three racing sons Gary Bettenhausen, Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. and Merle Bettenhausen.
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1931
Jimmy Gleason ... Died ... AAA driver 1925 to 1931. He was killed in an AAA National Championship race in Syracuse NY.
Lou Moore won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York.
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1937
Billy Winn won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Jimmy Snyder was second followed by Bob Sall, Duke Nalon and Mauri Rose.
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1947
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Uniontown Speedway, Uniontown, PA.
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1948
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA.
Teddy Duncan won the AAA Midget race, driving the Johnny Pawl Offy, on the 1-mile dirt DuQuoin Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL.
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1950
Bert Hellmueller won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA.
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1951
Johnnie Tolan won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
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1952
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Blackfoot Fairgrounds, Blackfoot, ID.
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1953
Tony Bettenhausen won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Mike Nazaruk was second followed by Don Freeland, Sam Hanks and Bill Holland.
Bill Holland won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Rutland Fairgrounds,Rutland, VT.
Ray Courtney won the AAA Midget race at the Heidelberg Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA.
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1956
Ricky Rudd ... Born ... NASCAR driver.
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1959
Eddie Sachs won the USAC sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Don Branson was second followed by Rodger Ward, Jim McWithey and Bobby Grim.
Gig Stephens won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury,CT.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka,KS.
Al Chamberlain and Dave Humphrey won the URC Sprint Car feature races at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA.
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1964
Bobby Hogle won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Don Gillette won the URC Sprint Car race at the Rutland Fairgrounds, Rutland,VT.
Ed Zirkle won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA.
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1970
Al Unser won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Ralph Liguori was second followed by A.J. Foyt, Sammy Sessions and Mike Mosley.
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1976
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup Capital City 400 over Bobby Allison at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1980
Sam Ross ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 30's.
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1981
Larry Rice won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Rich Vogler was second followed by Gary Bettenhausen, Mark Alderson and Tom Bigelow.
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1982
Bobby Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup Wrangler SanforSet 400 over Tim Richmond at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1992
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 400 over Mark Martin at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1998
Jeff Burton won the NASCAR Winston Cup Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1999
Milt Marion... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's
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2004
Jack Turner ... Died ... AAA/USAC driver from 1955 -1963
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2011
George "Jerry" Emden Jr. ... Died ... Using his racing name of "Jerry Jerome" he was a leading stock car racer in New York in the 1950's.
Steve Kinser won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Antioch Speedway, Antioch, CA. Kyle Larson was second followed by Tim Kaeding, Brad Sweet and Jason Sides.
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