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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



Gwyn Staley
UNITED STATES

Born
6 / 7 / 1927
Died
23 / 3 / 1958

Gwyn Edward Staley was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. Gwyn and his brother Enoch originally owned the former North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina.

Staley only won twice in 65 starts in “hard tops”, once in Syracuse, NY, the other win coming at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, both in 1957. Overall he had 16 top tens and two poles in that division. In convertibles he fared a little better taking three wins and 36 top tens out of 50 races.

He was killed driving a Chevrolet in a NASCAR convertible stock car race at the Richmond International Raceway, Virginia. At the time of his death he was the ranked third in the NASCAR covertible stock car division.

His youngest son, Gwyn Staley Junior, was just 13 days old.