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1947
Buster Warke, driving the Nyquist #8, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Shelby Fairgrounds, Shelby, NC.
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1952
Russ Klar won the AAA Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Richmond Int. Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1953
Dick Ritchie won the 100 lap BMARA Midget race at the Angell Park Speedway (1/3d) , Sun Prairie, WI.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Mike Nazaruk won the 100 lap AAA Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway (1/2p) , Winchester, IN.
Nick Fornoro won the URC Sprint Car race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
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1954
Marvin Pifer won the AAA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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1957
Johnny Pouelson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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1958
Parnelli Jones won the URA Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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1959
Rex White won the NASCAR Grand National Stock Car race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Eddie Sachs won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 100 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Tony Bettenhausen was second followed by Eddie Johnson, Gene Force and Don Branson. ( Click here for the race report. )
Gene Hartley won the 40 lap USAC Midget race at the Lincoln Fairgrounds, Lincoln, IL.
Freddie Harbach won the Modified-Sportsman Stock Car race at the Islip Speedway, Islip Long Island, NY.
Johnny Kay won the NEMA Midget race at the Empire Speedway in Menands, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Billy Rafter won the 100-mile National Championship Stock Car race at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Bill Wimble finished second followed by Tom Kotary, Ralph Earnhardt, Perk Brown and Pete Corey.
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1964
Parnelli Jones won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 200 Champ Car race on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Don Branson was second followed by Bud Tingelstad, Rodger Ward and Norm Hall.
George Snider won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Kearney Bowl in Fresno, CA.
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1970
Larry Rice won the Hut Hundred USAC Midget race at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute,IN. Merle Bettenhausen was second followed by Billy Renshaw, Don Vogler and Mike McGreevy.
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1981
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Old Dominion 500 over Harry Gant at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
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1987
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
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1998
Ricky Rudd won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA AutoCare 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
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2007
Nick Fornoro Sr... Died ... Nick was the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) driving champion in 1950, and he was the first NASCAR Midget driving champion in 1953. After retiring, he went on to be one of the best starters (flaggers) ever, starting out here in the Northeast and eventually ending up as the flagger for two hundred consecutive Championship Auto Racing Teams Indy Car Series races (CART), serving in that position from 1979 to 1992. In 1993 he was the honorary starter for the Indianapolis 500.
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