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1892
Frank Farmer ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 30's. Farmer made 10 Championship Car starts in his career with a best finish of 3rd in the June 1930 race at Altoona Speedway. He was killed in a crash at Woodbridge Speedway.
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1947
Ted Horn , driving the Horn #1, won the 25 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Uniontown Speedway, Uniontown, PA.
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1948
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH.
Teddy Duncan won the AAA Midget race, driving the Johnny Pawl Offy, at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH.
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1951
Bill Holland won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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1952
Bill Homeier won the AAA Midget race at the Oak Ridge Sportsdrome, Knoxville,TN.
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1953
Bob Sweikert won the Hoosier Hundred AAA Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Manny Ayulo was second followed by Johnnie Parsons, Don Freeland and Sam Hanks.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA.
Al Herman won the AAA Midget race at the Morristown Speedway, Morristown,NJ.
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1954
Johnny Thomson , driving the Traylor #9, won the 30-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Bill Boyd won the AAA Midget race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH.
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1956
Steve Butler ... Born ... He won six national driving championships in USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown open-wheel racing. Butler was highly regarded for his technical skills and performed chief mechanic duties on several of his winning race cars. He also communicated his view of racing to fans both as author and television commentator. Despite a relatively brief racing career (1981-1993), Butler is an inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He retired at age 37 to pursue both an engineering career and more time with his growing family.
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1959
Tommy Hinnershitz , driving the Pfrommer #4, won the 25-lap USAC Sprint Car race over Eddie Sachs at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Red Kagle won the Modified Stock Car race at the Flemington Fairgrounds Speedway in Flemington, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Red Farmer won the Modified Stock Car race at the Hollywood Speedway in Hollywood, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Sonny Pratt won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Sacramento Speedway in Sacramento, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Rollie Beale won the Super Modified race at the Lorain County Speedway, Amherst, OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny White won the CSRA Midget race at the Putman County Fair, Ottawa, OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jeep Herbert won the stock car race at the Fonda Speedway, Fonda, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
A.J. Sheppard won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Pete Folse at the Tennessee State Fair, Nashville, TN.
Bob Malzahn won the Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Al Tasnady won the Sportsman-Modified Stock Car race on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bobby Marshman won the URC Sprint Car race at the Richmond State Fairgrounds, Richmond, VA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1964
A.J. Foyt won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. Rodger Ward was second followed by Don Branson, Jud Larson and Bud Tingelstad.
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1965
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Joe Leonard was second followed by Jim McElreath, Roger McCluskey and Art Pollard.
Bob Wente won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, IN.
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1971
Bobby Isaac won the NASCAR Winston Cup Old Dominion 500 over Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, Charlie Glotzbach and Donnie Allison at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Bob Senneker won the Glass City 200 Late Model race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH.
Paul Richardson won the Supermodified race over Howard Brown and Ed West at the Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT.
Dale Reed won the Supermodified race over Jim Harkness and Grady Wade at the 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS.
Tommy Dickson won the Supermodified (sprints with cages) race over Lou Blaney, Howard McGilton, Bill Banick and Ralph Quarterson at the Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH.
Bill Retallick won the 6th annual National Short Track Championship Late Model race over Dick Trickle and Jim Sauter at theRockford Speedway, Rockford, IL.
Fred DeSarro won the NASCAR Modified race over Ray Miller, Bugsy Stevens, Jerry Cook and Ed Yerrington at the Stafford Springs Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT.
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1976
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup Old Dominion 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
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1982
Alan Johnson won the National Modified 200 at the Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1993
Ernie Irvan won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
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1999
Mark Martin wins the NASCAR Winston Cup MBNA Gold 400 over Tony Stewart at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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2004
Ryan Newman wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup MBNA America 400 over Mark Martin at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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