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Nascar - Historical Events
Date Event
1947-12-14

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

1948-02-21

NASCAR is incorporated.

1950-09-04

Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

1987-04-03

Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega

2004-10-24

10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

2012-11-18

Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

2013-11-17

Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time

2016-10-31

Car strikes 22 pedestrians in parking lot after NASCAR race at Martinsville

2016-11-21

Jimmie Johnson Ties Record With Seventh Nascar Championship

2017-04-26

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

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Nascar - Birthdays
Date Event
1924-05-21

Cotton Owens, Moonshine to the Finish Line: An Unofficial History of NASCAR

1931-06-28

Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver

1933-04-04

Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)

1933-04-04

Bill France Jr., NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1940-01-10

Harry Gant, NASCAR driver

1940-9-11

Robert Belfour, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1941-07-23

Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)

1945-09-21

Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner

1949-07-12

Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.

1954-12-14

Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)

1954-12-14

Alan Kulwicki, NASCAR Hooters 500

1956-11-16

Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver

1957-03-04

Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver

1957-06-30

Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)

1959-01-10

Larry McReynolds, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1959-04-14

Steve Byrnes, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1961-02-21

Davey Allison, NASCAR Hooters 500

1961-09-24

Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster

1962-10-24

Dave Blaney, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1963-06-27

Johnny Benson, American NASCAR driver

1964-05-08

Bobby Labonte, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1966-05-24

Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver

1967-04-21

Greg Zipadelli, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1969-04-24

Hermie Sadler, The 10 Greatest Finishes in NASCAR History

1970-03-02

David Reutimann, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1970-03-12

John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)

1970-11-07

Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver

1971-01-01

Scott Riggs, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1971-05-15

Tony Stewart, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1972-03-10

Matt Kenseth, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1974-10-10

Dale Earnhardt Jr, American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver

1974-10-10

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1975-12-08

Kevin Harvick, American NASCAR driver

1976-03-01

Travis Kvapil, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1976-04-01

David Gilliland, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1976-06-03

Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver

1976-10-05

J.J. Yeley, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1976-12-30

Jason Myers, NASCAR on Fox

1977-03-27

Vitor Meira, Nascar Race

1977-06-19

David Stremme, NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 400

1977-10-15

Ryan Newman, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1977-12-08

Ryan Newman, American NASCAR driver

1978-03-12

Casey Mears, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

1979-06-05

Jason White, American NASCAR driver

1979-08-15

Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver

1980-04-02

Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)

1980-08-21

Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver

1981-02-26

Kertus Davis, American NASCAR driver

1981-03-23

Erin Crocker, American NASCAR driver

1981-12-16

A.J. Allmendinger, 2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 500

1984-02-12

Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver

Nascar - Weddings
Date Event
2006-07-27

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (27) weds Eva Bryan in Eastville, Virginia

2006-11-07

NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

2006-12-27

Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California

2010-12-31

NASCAR driver and team owner Kyle Busch (25) weds model Samantha Sarcinella at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago1

Nascar - Deaths
Date Event
1964-07-02

Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash

1984-12-07

Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)

1985-10-24

Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)

1989-08-13

Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS

1991-08-11

J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)

1993-04-01

Alan Kulwicki, NASCAR Hooters 500

1993-07-13

Davey Allison, NASCAR Hooters 500

2007-01-02

Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)

2007-01-07

Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)

2007-06-03

Bill France Jr., NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

2007-06-04

Bill France Jr., NASCAR pioneer (b. 1933)

2009-05-06

Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)

2009-06-09

Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver

2012-06-07

Cotton Owens, Moonshine to the Finish Line: An Unofficial History of NASCAR

2015-02-24

Robert Belfour, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

2015-04-21

Steve Byrnes, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500

2017-08-23

Former NASCAR driver Shane Sieg dies at the age of 34


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