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Barney Oldfield
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Nationality American
Born Berna Eli Oldfield
(1878-01-29)January 29, 1878
near Wauseon, Ohio
Died October 4, 1946(1946-10-04) (aged 68)
Holy Cross Cemetery
Retired 1918
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Years active 1905, 1909–1918
Starts 49
Wins 8
Poles 7
Best finish 1st in 1905

Berna Eli "Barney" Oldfield (January 29, 1878 – October 4, 1946) was an American pioneer automobile racer; his "name was synonymous with speed in the first two decades of the 20th century".

After success in bicycle racing, he began auto racing in 1902 and continued until his retirement in 1918. He was the first man to drive a car at 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) on a circular track.

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