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April 12, 2020 – F1 great Stirling Moss has died
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April 12, 2020 – F1 great Stirling Moss has died

Moss racing an Aston Martin DBR1 at the 1958 12 Hours of Sebring. By C5813 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 Stirling Moss, British Formula One driver and International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, died today, April 12, 2020. His racing career spanned from 1948 to 1962, during which time he won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix. Though he drove 84 different makes of car over the course of his racing career, he preferred to race British vehicles, stating, "Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one." https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=Tl8qU0RprNU&feature=emb_logo Moss, who seemed to always come up just short, has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship." In a seven-...
February 29, 1932 – The Kansas City Flash is born
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February 29, 1932 – The Kansas City Flash is born

Racing driver Masten Gregory, nicknamed the Kansas City Flash, was born on leap day, February 29,1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. His father ran an insurance company, but died when Masten was 3, leaving him a large inheritance. At age 20, Masten used the money to buy his first race car, a Mercury powered Allard, which he competed in for the first time at an Sports Car Club of America race in Caddo Mills, Texas in November 1952. A blown head gasket forced him out of the race. He then planted a Chrysler Hemi engine into the Allard and took the car to Sebring, FL. He again did not finish, this time due to suspension trouble. His third race was a completely different story. Masten headed to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he pushed his Allard to a first place finish. He soon traded his Allard fo...
March 30, 1948 – Irish F1 team owner Eddie Jordan is born
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March 30, 1948 – Irish F1 team owner Eddie Jordan is born

Jordan Grand Prix was a Formula One constructor that operated from 1991 until 2005. Founded by former Irish racer Edmund “Eddie” Jordan, who was born on this day in 1948, the team included Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Damon Hill, Andrea de Cesaris, among others. The team never reached the top  of the podium but did earn the bronze in the 1999 Constuctors’ Championships and Drivers’ Championships with Frentzen. In early 2005 the team was sold to Midland Group. It remained as Jordan for 2005, before being renamed as MF1 Racing for the 2006 season. Eddie Jordan would go on to be an F1 commentator for a multiple TV networks and become a presenter for hit TV show Top Gear. Eddie Jordan in 2009. By Lutz H - Own work, CC BY 2.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=144...

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