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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



On this day
1 / 2 / 1981
Daytona 24 Hour Race won by Bob Garretson, Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman in a Porsche 935

Bob Garretson, Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman teamed in a Porsche 935 to win the Daytona 24 Hours Sports Car race on the 3.84 mile Daytona International Speedway. The winners covered 708 laps in the 24 hours, averaging 113.153 mph in finishing 13 laps ahead of the Bob Akin/Derek Bell/Craig Siebert 935. The race was the opening round of the 1981 World Championship for Makes and marked the 16th and final time Daytona was part of the international series.