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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



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.