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Today in HIstory: May 14

May 14, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1979: Happy 32nd birthday Steve Letarte, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series. Letarte, who joined Hendrick Motorsports when he was 16, has 10 Cup wins as a crew chief, all with Jeff Gordon. He also was a crew member on all four of Gordon's Cup championship teams (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001). Although winless, Earnhardt is fourth in the Cup standings.