Born on this day (29th - April)
1916 - 1988
1941 - 2008
1957 - 2001
1967 - 1992
Died on this day (29th - April)
1874 - 1925
1913 - 1978
1936 - 2002
1917 - 2002
1923 - 2008
Dick Linder won three NASCAR Grand National events in 1950, and was considered to be one of the top drivers of the Eastern United States. He was a resident of Pittsburgh, OH, United States. He had a total of 111 wins at speedways during the 50s.
"Dashing" Dick Linder's career was cut short when he was killed in an accident with fellow driver, Don Branson, in the Trenton 100 a round of the USAC National Championship. He was driving a Kurtis 4000D - Offenhauser 'Vargo'.
His younger brother, Gus, who was also an accomplished racing driver heard about the accident from their sister Alice, who witnessed the crash. Gus was taking part in a stock car race in Pittsburgh on the same day.
Dick was due to drive at Indy later in the year.
He has a unique claim to fame in that he was the first and only driver to race a Kaiser.