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1917
Tommy Milton won the 100 Mile AAA sanctioned Providence Race 3 on the 1 Mile Concrete Oval Narragansett Park, Cranston, Rhode Island. Ira Vail was second followed by Eddie Hearne, Dave Lewis and Jim Meyer.
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1923
Tommy Milton won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Harry Hartz was second followed by Ira Vail, Ralph DePalma and Eddie Hearne.
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1924
Phil Shafer won the 150 Mile AAA sanctioned Syracuse Race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Bennett Hill was second followed by Peter DePaolo, Fred Comer and Earl Cooper.
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1946
Rex Mays won the Indianapolis 100 AAA Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Mauri Rose was second followed by Emil Andres, Ted Horn and Tony Bettenhausen.
Al Putnam... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's and 40's. Putnam was killed during qualifying for the first dirt-car race to be held at the Indiana State Fair.
Bill Holland , driving the Malamud #29, won the 25 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway in Reading, PA.
Frank Burany, driving the Podriznik Offy, won the 100 lap Midget feature race in front of nearly 33,000 fans and a purse of $13,700 over Bob Muhlke, Ray Richards, Mike O'Halloran and Pete Romcevich at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
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1951
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA.
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1952
Ron Shuman... Born ... A champion sprint car racer Shuman won the Turkey Night Grand Prix sprint car race four consecutive times from 1979 to 1982 and eight times in total and the Knoxville Nationals in 1979. He tried his hand at Championship Car racing in 1980 and finished in 11th place in his first race at Ontario Motor Speedway in April of that year. However, a month later he failed to qualify for the 1980 Indianapolis 500. The following year Shuman sided with USAC in their split with CART and Shuman entered in two dirt track races on USAC's "Gold Crown" Champ Car calendar, failing to qualify for one and finishing 15th in the other. The following season in 1982 Shuman notched his best Champ Car finish at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack with a 5th place and competed in two other dirt track Gold Crown races. He made another appearance in 1983 before the series ended. Shuman continued to race sprint cars during his foray into Champ Car. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2003.
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Salt Lake City Fairgrounds, Salt Lake City, UT.
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1953
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA.
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1956
Jimmy Bryan won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Pat O'Connor was second followed by Rodger Ward, Jud Larson and Al Keller.
Don Hutchinson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA.
Andy Linden won the USAC Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
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1957
Gene Hartley won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
Cotton Farmer won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee,OK.
Joe Barzda won the USAC Eastern Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA.
Elmer George won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
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1959
Jim Hurtubise won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer,IA.
Leroy Warriner won the USAC Midget race at the Macon Speedway, Macon,IL.
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1961
Joe Barzda won the ARDC Midget race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA.
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1962
Parnelli Jones won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Don Branson was second followed by Jim McElreath, Roger McCluskey and Rodger Ward.
Ernie McCoy won the ARDC Midget race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown,PA.
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Billy Cantrell was second followed by Allen Heath, Bob Coulter and Hank Henry.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer,IA. Pete Folse was second followed by Harry Kern, Johnny White and Johnny Rutherford.
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1963
Gordon Woolley won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee,OK.
Roger McCluskey , driving Bruce Homeyer's Konstant Hot Special #2, won the USAC Sprint Car race over Jim Hurtubise, Chuck Hulse, Earl Halaquist and Bob Harkey at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA.
King Carpenter won the ARDC Midget race at the 1-mile paved Trenton International Speedway , Trenton, NJ.
Bill Deskovich won the Modified Stock Car race at the Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bill Slater won the Modified Stock Car race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Parnelli Jones won the 250-mile USAC Late Model Stock Car race at the Wisconsin State Fair Park , Milwaukee, WI.
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1974
Al Unser won the Michigan 250 CART Indy Car race at the 2 Mile Paved Oval Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan. Pancho Carter finished second followed by Bobby Unser, Mike Hiss and Tom Sneva.
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1985
Harry Gant wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Delaware 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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1991
Harry Gant wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Peak 500 over Geoffrey Bodine at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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1996
Jeff Gordon wins the NASCAR Winston Cup MBNA 400 over Rusty Wallace at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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2002
Ryan Newman wins the NASCAR Winston Cup New Hampshire 300 over Kurt Busch at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.
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