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-- b.3/8/1942Sprinter, Runner, Olympic Athlete, EnglishMisc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
Charles William Paddock
-- b.8/11/1900 d.7/21/1943 (42)Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: world's fastest runner of the 1920s; 100m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1920)
-- b.8/26/1833 d.8/12/1916 (82)YachtspersonMisc: America's Cup
Dr. Jonathan Palmer
-- b.11/7/1957Doctor, Auto Racer, EnglishMisc: Formula 1 racer, CEO of MotorSport Vision
-- b.5/28/1926 d.12/31/2015 N.S. (89)Auto Racer
-- b.6/5/1914 d.6/20/2010 (96)Racing FigureMisc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame and NASCAR Hall of Fame; the owner of Red Byron's car which won NASCAR's first Strictly Stock championship in 1949.
Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks
-- b.1/23/1913 d.9/28/2007 (94)Auto RacerMisc: was instrumental in establishing drag racing as a legitimate amateur and professional motorsport. He was the founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association, better known as NHRA.
-- b.4/25/1981Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons
-- b.7/12/1941 d.1/16/2007 (65)Sports Commentator, Auto RacerMisc: an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) champion; in the NASCAR Hall of Fame
-- b.8/18/1981 N.S.Stuntman, Snowboarder, FinnishMisc: member of the stunt group The Dudesons
-- b.12/5/1926 d.7/5/2004 (77)Auto Racer
-- b.10/8/1983 N.S.Motorcyclist
-- b.3/25/1982Auto RacerMisc: In 2005, became the fourth woman to race in the Indy 500 and achieved the highest ever starting position and the highest finish by a female driver
Rodney Stuart Pattison
-- b.8/5/1943Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, EnglishMisc: holds the distinction of being penealized the least number of points in a winning Olympic yachting contest; some sources give b. Aug 15
John Paul Jr.
-- b.2/19/1960Auto Racer
-- b.12/22/1934Auto RacerMisc: 3x NASCAR champ, 1x Daytona
-- b.9/19/1986 N.S.Runner, Olympic Athlete, Australian
-- b.12/28/1994 N.S.Swimmer, English
-- b.10/16/1953Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
Scott Michael Pellaton
-- b.10/8/1956SkierMisc: holder of the world record for water skiing barefoot. He went 119.36 mph. over 1/4 mile.
-- b.9/24/1980 N.S.Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, English
-- b.2/20/1937Auto RacerMisc: national Sports Car driving champion (1964); established racing team in 1961; co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART); Penske Racing entered 1994 with a record 79 IndyCar victories, including 9 Indianapolis 500s and 8 IndyCar points championships; won 10th Indy 500 in '94; also Formula One and NASCAR
-- b.3/15/1947Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, SwedishMisc: (Olympic-silver-1968)
-- b.11/23/1940Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, SwedishMisc: Olympic Silver 1968
-- b.7/10/1980 d.5/12/2000 (19)Auto RacerNames/Places: Richard's grandson, Kyle's son, Lee's greatgrandson
-- b.1/6/1970Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
-- b.6/2/1960Auto RacerNames/Places: Richard's sonMisc: NASCAR driver
-- b.3/14/1914 d.4/5/2000 (86)Auto RacerNames/Places: Richard's father, Kyle's grandfatherMisc: NASCAR pioneer
-- b.3/27/1939Auto RacerMisc: former NASCAR crew chief, owner, and engine builder in the Motorsports Hall of Fame. 200 Cup race wins, 7-time Cup champion and 7-time Daytona 500 winner.
-- b.7/2/1937Auto RacerNames/Places: son of Lee and Father of Kyle; b. in Level Cross, NC; MN:LeeMisc: Stock car legend, 7-time winner of Daytona 500; 7-time NASCAR national champ (1964, 67,71-72,74-75,79) and won the most NASCAR races at 200 victories; first stock car driver to win $1 million in career; also all-time NASCAR leader in poles (127) and wins in a single season (27 in 1967); retired after 1992 season
-- b.6/30/1985Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.11/26/1908 d.4/21/2002 (93)Tennis Player, Horse TrainerMisc: Thoroughbred owner and breeder
-- b.11/5/1935Jockey, EnglishMisc: One of the world's leading jockeys in Thoroughbred flat racing. He was the British riding champion 11 times (1960, 1964-71, and 1981-82).
Laffit Pincay Jr.
-- b.12/29/1946Jockey, PanamaianNames/Places: b. in Panama CityMisc: 5-time Eclipse Award winner (1971,73-74,79,85); winner of 3 Belmonts and 1 Kentucky Derby (aboard Swale in 1984)
-- b.2/23/1973Luger, Olympic AthleteMisc: (Olympics-1994)
-- b.8/17/1952Auto Racer, BrazilianNames/Places: RN: Nelson Piquet Souto MaiorMisc: 3-time Formula One world champion (1981,83,87); left circuit in 1991 with 23 career wins.
-- b.11/22/1986 N.S.Outlaw, Runner, Olympic Athlete, South AfricanMisc: the first double amputee to compete in 400 meters relay at the Olympics of 2012
-- b.7/25/1957Skier, Olympic Athlete, CanadianMisc: a World Cup Ski champ
-- b.5/5/1927 d.5/12/1973 (46)Auto Racer
-- b.??/??/????Actress, Auto Racer
-- b.9/3/1875 d.1/30/1951 (75)Manufacturer, Auto Racer, AustrianMisc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Automaker who founded Volkswagen & Porsche
-- b.5/26/1944Sports Journalist, Auto Racer
-- b.11/12/1933 d.1/14/2011 (77)Bicyclist, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: 8x European champion
-- b.11/23/1982 N.S.Runner, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican
Steve Roland Prefontaine
-- b.1/25/1951 d.5/30/1975 (24)Runner
Prince Albert Grimaldi
-- b.3/14/1958Prince, Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, MonacoianNames/Places: Prince Rainier & Princess Grace's sonMisc: Prince of Monaco; Olympics 1988
-- b.2/24/1955Auto Racer, FrenchMisc: 4-time Formula One world champion (1985-86,89,93); sat out 1992 then returned to win 4th driver's title in 1993 at age 38; retired after '93 season as all-time F1 wins leader with 51.
-- b.11/26/1948 d.7/19/2015 N.S. (66)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
-- b.4/6/1941Drag Racer
-- b.3/24/1960Auto Racer
-- b.11/7/1979 N.S.Snowboarder
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