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Born on this day (26th - March)

1893 - 1948


Charles Baumann

1896 - 1930


1928 - 2005


Lella Lombardi

1943 - 1992


Yojiro Terada

1947


Didier Pironi

1952 - 1987


Elio de Angelis

1958 - 1986


Martin Donnelly

1964


Christina Surer

1974


Blaise Alexander

1976 - 2001



Died on this day (26th - March)

Bob McLean

1933 - 1966


Joe Garson

1908 - 1984


John Habin

1915 - 2005


Paul Dana

1975 - 2006



Charles Baumann
Charles Baumann
Dutch
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Born
26 / 3 / 1896
Died
18 / 8 / 1930
American sprint car driver who raced at Indy in 1927 leading at one point before going out with echanical problems.

Dutch Baumann drove for Arthur Chevrolet against some of the best drivers of the day, including Wilbur Shaw and Floyd Bobzien.

He drove a Miller in the Indianapolis 500 in 1927, starting in 17th position, he actually led for 9 laps when Frank Lockhart pitted. He retired  with a broken connecting rod on lap 120. He then drove relief for Louis F. Schneider between laps 125 and 135. That year he won the Roby 50 Mile Dirt Track Race.

In 1928 he was back at Indy and qualified his Duesenberg. Unfortunately he crashed it in practice and couldn't start the race. He did drive relief for Tony Gulotta between laps 68 and 117 and again between laps 184 and 197.

He was critically injured in a practice crash at the Interstate Fairground track in Kankakee, Illinois, on Saturday 16th August 1930 and died two days later.

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