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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



Blaise Alexander
Blaise Alexander
UNITED STATES

Born
26 / 3 / 1976
Died
4 / 10 / 2001
Stock car racer from Statesville College, Pennsylvania. He was killed at Lowe's Motor Speedway when he crashed into the outside retaining wall nearly head-on. His death, the sixth in two years, convinced NASCAR to mandate the HANS device for all drivers.

Stock car racer from Statesville College, Pennsylvania. He began racing at the age of 12 in karts, winning the World Karting Associaton East Regional championship in 1992.

In 1995, he moved south to Mooresville, North Carolina and was named Rookie of the Year in the ARCA series the following year. Over his ARCA career, he won three times.

In 1997, he began running NASCAR in the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. He only tasted modest success but was signed on to run for Team SABCO in the Busch Series in 2000, posting two top-ten finishes and finishing 25th in points.

After that year, he decided to return to the ARCA series for more experience. On October 4, 2001, during the EasyCare 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Alexander was battling Kerry Earnhardt for the lead when their cars touched, sending Earnhardt flipping upside-down through the infield while Alexander crashed into the outside retaining wall nearly head-on. Earnhardt made it out unscathed, but Alexander was taken to the hospital unconcious and showing no pulse. Within 25 minutes, he was pronounced dead. His death, the sixth stock car racing fatality in two years, convinced NASCAR to mandate the HANS device for all drivers.