Today In NASCAR History

August 21, 2012

1959: Rex White starts from the pole and posts a wire-to-wire victory at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. Glen Wood finished second, 10 seconds behind on the flat quarter-mile oval. Lee Petty took third, two laps down in the 200-lap main event. The win was the fourth of White’s 28 career wins in NASCAR’s top series.