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Today in History: January 23

January 23, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

2002: Curacao-born Paul Aars, who started one Cup Series race in 1958, died on this day at age 67. Aars made it a memorable start, finishing 10th in a 1956 Ford in the Crown American 500 at Riverside. Aars completed 168 of 190 laps. The race was won by Eddie Gray by 1.5 miles on the 2.631-mile road course. Lloyd Dane was second, the only other driver on the lead lap.