Today In NASCAR History

August 28, 2012

1971: Tiny Lund surges in front when Dave Marcis’ rear gearing fails, leading the rest of the way in the Buddy Shuman 276, the final race for NASCAR’s premier series at Hickory (N.C.) Speedway. Lund led the final 124 laps after pole-starter Marcis went out on the .363-mile track. Elmo Langley finished second, nearly a full lap behind. Richard Petty took third.