Today In NASCAR History

August 11, 2012


1963: Fred Lorenzen posts a dominant victory in the Western North Carolina 500 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, landing the ninth of his 26 career wins in NASCAR’s top series. Lorenzen, who drove a Holman-Moody Ford, led 452 of the 500 laps in lapping the field on the half-mile asphalt track. Richard Petty finished second, one lap back, with Jim Paschal third, another lap back in another Petty Enterprises Plymouth.