Wilbur Shaw... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. He was a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1937, 1939, and 1940), and three times a runner up. He later served as president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Best known as the man who, with Tony Hulman, saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from becoming an industrial park. Shaw was killed in an airplane crash near Decatur, IN on October 30, 1954, one day before his fifty-second birthday.
Buddy Lazier ... Born ... An American open-wheel racecar driver. Lazier first appeared in CART beginning in 1989 driving for Gary Trout Motorsports and also participated in the Indy 500 as a rookie. He won the 1996 Indianapolis 500 and has finished in the Top Ten in that race six times.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Walter W. Hodgdon American 500 over Bobby Allison at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Greg Moore... Died ... A Canadian racecar driver who competed in the Indy Lights and CART World Series, where he had great success with several wins in both series and a championship in the 1995 Indy Lights series. However, his promising career and his life came to an end on October 31, 1999, when he was fatally injured in a violent crash on the 10th lap of the CART season finale, the Marlboro 500, at the California Speedway in Fontana, CA.