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On this day: 10-26-1955

Birth of 229 win outlaw racer Sammy Swindell

Sprint car racer and record-holder Sammy Swindell was born on this day. The second-winningest driver in Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series history, with 229 "A" Feature victories, Swindell holds the record for Chili Bowl midget championships, compiled the first clean sweep in Outlaws history in 1995, and is the only driver to win "A" features at two different tracks on the same day--at the New York State Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway on October 12, 1991. In 1998, Sammy broke the single lap world record at the Springfield Mile when he ran a 24.719-second lap over a one-mile oval at 145.637mph. Among the most thrilling forms of automotive racing, sprint car racing also features arguably the most unique type of racing vehicle. Nearly 800 horsepower of power, displacing 410 cubic inches, is crammed into a stripped-down frame where any part that doesn´t contribute to the car´s performance, including driver´s comfort, is left off. With a power-to-weight ratio comparable to a Formula 1 racer, the lightweight sprint cars are constructed for one of the toughest arenas in racing: tight half-mile dirt or clay ovals that demand frantic steering and hair-raising sprints from the sport´s daredevil drivers. But the most recognizable part of a sprint car is its five-foot square aluminum wing mounted above the roll cage. The wing provides negative lift that sticks the sprint car to the track, increasing its pace to perilous levels in excess of 100mph. First developed in the 1960s, winged sprint cars were opposed by sanctioning bodies like the USAC, prompting the formation of the independent World of Outlaws tour in 1978. Sammy Swindell won his third World of Outlaws championship in 1997, his first since winning back-to-back titles in 1981 and 1982.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011HondaCR-Z10.50017.600Road & Track
2011HondaCR-Z EX8.60016.400Road & Track
2011HondaCR-Z EX9.60017.200Car & Driver
2011HondaOdyssey8.10016.200Car & Driver
2011HondaFit Sport8.30016.500Car & Driver
2011HondaAccord V6 EX-L Coupe6.20014.800Road & Track
2010HondaInsight11.20018.300Motor Trend
2010HondaAccord Crosstour7.30015.600Motor Trend
2010HondaAccord Crosstour 4WD7.20015.600Car & Driver
2010HondaAccord EX (5 spd. A)8.70016.600Car & Driver
2010HondaCR-Z8.90016.400Car & Driver
2010HondaCR-Z hatchback9.20016.600Car & Driver
2010HondaOdyssey Touring Elite7.30015.600Car & Driver
2009HondaFCX Clarity8.60016.800Road & Track
2009HondaPilot Touring 4WD (5 spd. A)7.90016.300Car & Driver
2008HondaAccord Coupe5.80013.900motorweek.org
2008HondaS2000 CR6.30014.700motorweek.org
2007HondaCivic Hybrid10.30017.800Road and Track
2007HondaCivic Si6.60015.000Road and Track
2007HondaS20005.40013.900Road and Track
2007HondaS2000 CR5.30013.800Road & Track
2006HondaCivic SI7.20015.100(Edmonds)
2006HondaCivic Si6.30014.900(MotorTrend.com)
2006HondaS20005.50014.000(C&D May '06)
2006HondaCivic Si7.20015.600motorweek.org
2005HondaAccord Hybrid7.00015.500motorweek.org
2004HondaAccord EX Sedan V-6 5 Speed7.00015.500
2004HondaAccord EX Coupe V-6 6 Speed5.90014.500
2004HondaS20005.80014.200(MT Mar '04)
2003HondaAccord EX V-6 Coupe6.20014.500
2003HondaAccord Sedan (I-4)8.00016.000
2003HondaPilot EX8.10016.300
2003HondaCivic Hybrid12.10018.900motorweek.org
2002HondaCivic Si7.60015.800(R&T July '02)
2002HondaCivic Si7.60015.900motorweek.org
2001HondaAccord LX V-68.30016.600
2000HondaCivic EX Coupe8.40016.700
1999HondaAccord Coupe LX V-67.40015.800
1999HondaCivic Si7.50015.700
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1998HondaAccord LX7.80016.100
1998HondaCivic GX (CNG.)11.90018.100
1996HondaAccord EX V-68.80016.800
1996HondaCivic Coupe HX9.40017.100
1996HondaCivic EX Sedan10.50017.600
1996HondaCivic DX8.50016.700(C&D June
1996HondaCivic LX Sedan9.40017.200
1995HondaAccord LX8.50016.500
1995HondaAccord LX V-69.10017.100
1995HondaCivic EX8.80016.800
1995HondaOdyssey EX10.30018.300
1995HondaPrelude VTEC6.70015.100
1994HondaAccord EX9.30017.100
1994HondaAccord EX Coupe9.20016.900
1994HondaCivic del Sol VTEC7.40015.800
1994HondaCivic EX Sedan8.80016.800
1994HondaPrelude VTEC7.20015.100
1993HondaAccord LX10.10017.600
1993HondaCivic Coupe EX8.40016.500
1993HondaCivic del Sol Si8.80016.800
1992HondaAccord EX9.80017.400
1992HondaCivic EX Sedan9.40017.000
1992HondaCivic Si8.50016.400
1992HondaCivic Si Hatchback8.40016.500
1992HondaPrelude Si 4WS7.80015.900
1991HondaAccord EX Wagon9.40017.000
1991HondaCivic EX Sedan9.70017.200
1991HondaCRX Si8.70016.500
1991HondaPrelude Si 4WS8.80016.400(prelude3g.com)
1990HondaAccord EX10.00017.200
1988HondaCRX Si8.20016.400
1988HondaPrelude 2.0 Si 4ws9.30016.800
1988HondaPrelude Si 4WS8.60016.500(C&D Aug '87)
1987HondaCivic Hatchback13.60019.300
1986HondaAccord LXi9.80017.300
1986Honda(Civic) CRX Si8.70016.700
1985HondaCivic Wagon11.90018.500
1985HondaCivic S11.10018.200
1984Honda(Civic) CRX10.10017.600
1982HondaAccord LX13.00018.000
1980HondaCivic 1500GL11.20018.100