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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Bud Tingelstad
Bud Tingelstad
UNITED STATES

Born
4 / 4 / 1928
Died
30 / 7 / 1981
Bud Tingelstad raced Indy cars and Midgets. In a career that stared in 1960, he competed in 10 Indianapolis 500-mile races between 1960 and 1972.

Bud Tingelstad raced Indy cars and Midgets. In a career that stared in 1960, he competed in 10 Indianapolis 500-mile races between 1960 and 1972.

He tried to race at Le Mans in 66 with Roger McCluskey, USA in a Arciero Mk 2 - Chevrolet but there entry was not accepted.

David Letterman (TV personality and Indycar team owner) who was raised in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis, was a fan of Bud Tingelstad when he was growing up.

Bud's life had been beset with alcohol problems and he had not raced since 1972.

He was already struggling with cirrosis of the liver when he was diagnosed with TB. Tingelstad lost his battle with tuberculosis on Thursday, July 30 1981.





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