October 26 History
RACES HELD ON October 26
Date Series Track Winner Laps
26 October 1952
NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship West Palm Beach, FL Bobby Johns
26 October 1952
NASCAR Modified National Championship Wilmington, DE Charles Dyer
26 October 1952
NASCAR Modified National Championship Wilson, NC Joe Weatherly
26 October 1952
NASCAR Grand National North Wilkesboro, NC Herb Thomas 200
26 October 1957
IMCA Stock Car Series Shreveport, LA Bob Burdick 200
26 October 1958
NASCAR Grand National
NASCAR Convertible Division
Lakewood, GA Junior Johnson 150
26 October 1958
IMCA Stock Car Series Shreveport, LA Ernie Derr 200
26 October 1963
NASCAR Modified National Championship San Jose, CA Rick Henderson 20
26 October 1968
IMCA Stock Car Series Shreveport, LA Ramo Stott 25
26 October 1968
USAC National Sprint Car Series Gardena, CA Greg Weld
26 October 1968
NASCAR Modified National Championship San Jose, CA Al Pombo 100
26 October 1969
IMCA Stock Car Series Shreveport, LA Ernie Derr 150
26 October 1969
USAC National Sprint Car Series Syracuse, NY Bill Puterbaugh
26 October 1969
USAC National Midget Car Series Cortez, CO Bob Wente
26 October 1969
NASCAR Modified National Championship Thompson, CT Bugs Stevens 500
26 October 1969
California Racing Association Sacramento, CA Jerry Blundy
26 October 1969
Eastern States 200 Central Middletown, NY Al Tasnady
26 October 1969
NASCAR Grand National Rockingham, NC LeeRoy Yarbrough 492
26 October 1969
USAC National Sprint Car Series Syracuse, NY Gary Bettenhausen
26 October 1969
ARCA Racing Series Talladega, AL Jim Vandiver 188
26 October 1973
NASCAR Modified National Championship San Jose, CA Howard Kaeding 100
26 October 1974
International Race of Champions Riverside, CA Emerson Fittipaldi 30
26 October 1975
ASA National Tour Salem, IN Darrell Waltrip 300
26 October 1975
NASCAR Modified National Championship Martinsville, VA Geoffrey Bodine 250
26 October 1975
Eastern States 200 Central Middletown, NY Wayne Reutimann
26 October 1975
NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Martinsville, VA Monk Tate 250
26 October 1975
International Race of Champions Riverside, CA Bobby Allison 30
26 October 1980
USAC National Sprint Car Series Winchester, IN Tom Bigelow
26 October 1980
NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Martinsville, VA Sam Ard 250
26 October 1980
National Dirt Racing Association Bulls Gap, TN Freddy Smith
26 October 1980
ASA National Tour West Chester, OH Bob Senneker 300
26 October 1980
ALL PRO Super Series Irvington, AL Donnie Allison 206
26 October 1980
USAC National Sprint Car Series Winchester, IN Gary Bettenhausen
26 October 1980
NASCAR Modified National Championship Martinsville, VA Richie Evans 250
26 October 1984
California Racing Association
USAC National Sprint Car Series Special Event
Gardena, CA Rip Williams 30
26 October 1985
California Racing Association Gardena, CA Dean Thompson
26 October 1985
NDRA Schlitz Pro-National Series Jefferson, GA Butch Miller 100
26 October 1985
DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Fonda, NY Jimmy Horton
26 October 1986
ALL PRO Super Series Pensacola, FL Steve Grissom 250
26 October 1986
California Racing Association Gardena, CA Jac Haudenschild
26 October 1986
All Star Circuit of Champions Rossburg, OH Danny Smith
26 October 1990
Southern United Professional Racing Series Mesquite, TX Doug Ingalls
26 October 1991
Magnolia State 100 Whynot, MS Billy Moyer 100
26 October 1991
All Star Circuit of Champions Woodstock, GA Rickey Hood
26 October 1991
DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Middletown, NY Danny Johnson
26 October 1996
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26 October 1996
Tampa Bay Auto Racing Association Punta Gorda, FL Stan Butler
26 October 1996
Southern All Star Asphalt Series Montgomery, AL Dave Mader, III
26 October 1996
World of Outlaws Skoal Outlaw Series Phoenix, AZ Steve Kinser 30
26 October 1996
Northern Auto Racing Club San Jose, CA Brent Kaeding
26 October 1996
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Phoenix, AZ Jack Sprague 186
26 October 1996
Sprint Car Racing Association Ventura, CA Jeremy Sherman
26 October 1996
Florida Governor's Cup Samsula, FL Jack Cook 214
26 October 1997
Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Middletown, NY Danny Johnson
26 October 1997
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Perris, CA Mark Kinser 30
26 October 2001
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Mesquite, TX Shane Stewart 25
26 October 2001
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Phoenix, AZ Greg Biffle 159
26 October 2002
Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman Super DIRT Series Middletown, NY Joe Dunay 75
26 October 2002
NASCAR Busch North Series Lakeville, CT Dennis Doyle 63
26 October 2002
Sprint Car Racing Association Ventura, CA Rip Williams 30
26 October 2002
NASCAR Busch Series Hampton, GA Jamie McMurray 203
26 October 2002
V8 Supercars Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Greg Murphy 22
26 October 2002
Southern All Star Asphalt Series Senoia, GA Reed Sorenson 150
26 October 2002
Southwest Dirt Racing Association Eleven Mile Corner, AZ Steve Drake
26 October 2002
V8 Supercars Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Jason Bargwanna 22
26 October 2002
UARA STARS Late Model Series Hickory, NC Keith Stiltner 250
26 October 2002
STARS Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts Burnside, KY Timmy Yeager 40
26 October 2003
V8 Supercars Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Russell Ingall 22
26 October 2003
Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series
Eastern States 200
Middletown, NY Bobby Varin
26 October 2003
Motorock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Miramar, PR Wally Castro 55
26 October 2005
Stacker 2 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Waynesville, GA Shane Clanton 50
26 October 2007
O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour Little Rock, AR Tim Shaffer
26 October 2008
V8 Supercars Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Jamie Whincup 27
26 October 2008
NEMA Claremont, NH Bobby Santos, III 25
26 October 2008
Mexico Corona Series Mexico City, DFE, Mexico Carlos Pardo 92
26 October 2008
O'Reilly Auto Parts NCRA Late Model Series Enid, OK John L. Anderson 25
26 October 2008
Super Cup Stock Car Series Hickory, NC Megan Reitenour
26 October 2008
True Value Modified Racing Series Claremont, NH Matt Hirschman 100
26 October 2008
Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Kirkwood, NY Brett Hearn
26 October 2008
V8 Supercars Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Jamie Whincup 27
26 October 2008
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hampton, GA Carl Edwards 325
26 October 2012
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by MAVTV Little Rock, AR Jack Dover
26 October 2012
AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship
AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car Series
Peoria, AZ Dave Darland 30
26 October 2013
Florida Governor's Cup Samsula, FL Augie Grill 200
26 October 2013
NDRL's ULMS Racing Series
Steel City Stampede (Late Model)
Sarver, PA Alex Ferree 25
26 October 2013
South West Tour Truck Series Blythe, CA Ed Cutler
26 October 2013
Midwest Indoor Racing Series Mini Sprint Division Flint, MI Chase Ridenour 50
26 October 2013
Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Maryville, TN Mike Marlar 50
26 October 2013
UARA STARS Late Model Series Anderson, SC Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 150
26 October 2013
South West Tour Truck Series Blythe, CA Ronnie Davis
26 October 2013
Steel Block Bandits
Monster Dirt Madness
Brinkleyville, NC Booper Bare 60
26 October 2013
NCRA Modified Series Park City, KS Jason McGehee
26 October 2013
Southeast Limited Late Model Series Asheboro, NC Danny Willis, Jr.
26 October 2013
AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car Series
AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship
Peoria, AZ Chase Stockon 30
26 October 2013
NASCAR K & N Pro Series West Bakersfield, CA Greg Pursley 150
26 October 2013
Southeast Limited Late Model Series Challenger Division Asheboro, NC Chase Hunt
26 October 2013
USAC Western Pavement Ignite Midget Series Las Vegas, NV Jake Swanson 30
26 October 2013
Midwest Indoor Racing Series Arena-Mini Cup Division Flint, MI Todd Cowan 30
26 October 2013
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by MAVTV American Real
COMP Cams Short Track Nationals
Little Rock, AR Sammy Swindell
26 October 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville, VA Darrell Wallace, Jr. 200
26 October 2013
Wingless Auto Racing Series presented by Impact Signs Springfield, MO Casey Shuman
26 October 2013
Allison Legacy Race Series Rougemont, NC Tyler Hill
26 October 2014
V8 Ute Racing Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Andrew Fisher 11
26 October 2014
V8 Ute Racing Series Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia Ryal Harris 11
26 October 2014
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Martinsville, VA Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 500
26 October 2014
Mid-Atlantic Street Stock Championship Series Dillon, SC Jeff Melton
26 October 2014
Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series
Eastern States 200
Middletown, NY Brett Hearn
26 October 2018
Malvern Bank Cash Money SuperDirt Series
Spooker
Pocola, OK Michael Maggard 30
DRIVERS BORN ON October 26
Driver Hometown Date of Birth Date of Death
Bert Longin Leuven, Belgium October 26, 1965
Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN October 26, 1995
Brandon Setzer Newton, NC October 26, 1993
Brent Kassik Milligan, NE October 26, 1982
Brian Johnson Lakeville, MN October 26, 1960
Chip Grenier Graniteville, VT October 26, 1977
David Sell Winston-Salem, NC October 26, 1965
Doug Hammer Crewe, VA October 26, 1961 February 7, 2011
Frank Howard Ukiah, CA October 26, 1950
Garry Holt , October 26, 1957
Jerry Landon Freeport, MI October 26, 1955 May 1, 1989
Joey Sonntag Little Elm, TX October 26, 1957
Levi Arthur Lyons Falls, NY October 26, 1982
Ray Crawford Roswell, NM October 26, 1915 February 1, 1996
Rene Rast Minden, Germany October 26, 1986
Rick O'Dell Victoria, BC October 26, 1948
Ron Overman Walnut Creek, CA October 26, 1942
Ryan Leavitt Knoxville, IA October 26, 1996
Sammy Swindell Bartlett, TN October 26, 1955
Stan Silva, Jr. Castroville, CA October 26, 1965
Tommy Tarlton Easton, CA October 26, 1974
Wally Smith Lehigh Acres, FL October 26, 1967
Willy Boucenna Saint Gervais la Foret, France October 26, 1991