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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



Cy Marshall
Cy Marshall
UNITED STATES

Born
17 / 4 / 1902
Died
20 / 12 / 1974
Cy Marshall raced at Indy three times, once as relief for Earl DeVore and twice in his own right. His two races came 17 years apart, the longest gap between appearances at Indy.

Cy Marshall was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He first drove in the Indy 500 in 1928 as relief for Earl DeVore.

He was hurt badly in the 1930 Indy 500 when his Duesenberg Special crashed through the northeast wall on lap 29 at over 100 mph and went over the banking. His brother Paul, who was his riding mechanic, was trapped under the car and died. Cy was thrown out and suffered a broken jaw and other injuries. Despite this tragedy, Cy carried on racing.

He raced in the Indy 500 again in 1947 after a wait of 17 years, finishing 8th in the Tattersfield Special A.R.Weil/Alfa Romeo. He returned to the Brickyard once more in 1950 but failed to qualify.

He became a mechanic and continued racing into his 50s.