historicracing

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



Dick Linder
Dick Linder
UNITED STATES

Born
6 / 4 / 1923
Died
19 / 4 / 1959
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.