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Driver histories dating back to the late 1800s. There are currently 3268 driver records in our database.


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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1959

The only Champ Car race to be held in Daytona is won by Jim Rathmann on 4/4/59. The average speed of the race was 170.261 mph, setting a record that would stand for 14 years.

1993

Mario Andretti scores the 52nd and final victory of his Champ Car career 4/4/93 with a victory in Phoenix. Andretti took the lead with 29 laps to go when leader Emerson Fittipaldi cut a tire and crashed. The victory made Andretti the oldest driver to ever win a Champ Car race at the age of 53 years, one month and seven days.

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