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1905
Barney Oldfield won the AAA sanctioned Poughkeepsie Race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Hudson River Driving Park in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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1909
Ralph DePalma won the AAA sanctioned Riverhead Class A Race on the 22.75 Mile Road Course Riverhead Road Race Circuit in Riverhead, New York.
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1923
Joie Ray ... Born ... He was one of the nation's pioneer open wheel and Stock car race drivers. His racing career spanned 17 seasons (1947-1963) as a Sprint, Midget, and Stock car driver. Ray was the first African American AAA license holder and ran in the Central States Racing Association (CRSA), The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the Midwest Dirt Track Racing Association.
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1946
Joie Chitwood won the AAA sanctioned Trenton Race 3 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Bill Holland was second followed by Walt Ader, Tommy Hinnershitz and Ottis Stine.
Cliff Griffith won the Sprint Car race at the Jungle Park Speedway, Rockville, IN.
George Robson won the 50-lap AAA Midwest Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
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1950
Ted Musick won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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1954
Marvin Pifer won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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1956
Eddie Sachs won the ARDC Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg,PA.
Lou Johnson won the URC Sprint Car race at the Richmond Int. Raceway, Richmond,VA.
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1957
Pat O'Connor won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 100 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Johnny Thomson was second followed by George Amick, Len Sutton and Jimmy Reece.
Red Riegel won the ARDC Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1960
Buzz Barton won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City,OK.
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1961
Art Bennett won the Oswego Classic 150 Supermodified race over Nolan Swift at the Oswego Speedway , Oswego, NY.
Hank Rogers won the URC Sprint Car race at the Richmond Int. Raceway, Richmond,VA. Earl Halaquist was second followed by Dave Humphrey, Eddie Gallione and Sal Moschella.
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1962
Colby Scroggin won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Bill Randall won the ARDC Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg,PA.
Cookie Osterhout won the URC Sprint Car race over Chuck Yost, Earl Halaquist, Hank Rogers and Don Gillette at the Richmond Int. Raceway, Richmond,VA.
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1968
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Gary Bettenhausen was second followed by Al Unser, Mario Andretti and Bruce Walkup.
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1985
Harry Gant won the NASCAR Winston Cup Holly Farms 400 over Geoffrey Bodine at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
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1991
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Holly Farms 400 over Harry Gant at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
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1996
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Tyson/Holly Farms 400 over Dale Earnhardt at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
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2001
Mickey Stavola... Died ... Along with his brother Billy co-owned Stavola Brothers Racing. The Stavola Brothers formed their NASCAR Winston Cup team in 1983 with veteran crew chief Harry Hyde and rookie driver Bobby Hillin, who was a high school senior at the time. Before closing the team at the end of the 1998 Winston Cup season when the team lost Circuit City as its primary sponsor, the brothers fielded cars for eight drivers, including Bobby Allison, Sterling Marlin, Jeff Burton and Dick Trickle. The brothers' primary business was Trap Rock Industries, a rock quarry in New Jersey that has an asphalt company as a subsidiary.
2002
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Protection One 400 over Ryan Newman at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS.
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