Charlie Glotzbach... Born ...NASCAR Grand National / Winston Cup driver in the 1960s - 1990s. Glotzbach was named the 1964 ARCA series Rookie of the Year. He also attempted to qualify for the 1969 and 1970 Indianapolis 500 races, but failed to qualify for both.
NASCAR staged its first Grand National event at the Charlotte, North Carolina Fairgounds, marking the birth of NASCAR racing as we know it today. A crowd of 13,000 watched as Jim Roper won the inaugural event on the three-quarter mile dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds. Future legend Lee Petty finished 17th in his first NASCAR race after rolling his car, a '48 Buick Roadmaster he borrowed from a neighbor.
Jimmy Bryan... Died ... He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1952-1960 seasons with 72 starts, including each year's Indianapolis 500 race. Bryan won the 1958 Indianapolis 500 and the 1954 (AAA), 1956 and 1957 (USAC) National Championships. His 1960 Indy ride lasted 152 laps before motor problems forced him out. Then Bryan agreed to return to dirt track racing as a favor to two old friends, the owners of the Langhorne, PA, track. His car flipped on the first lap and he died immediately.