Today In NASCAR History

September 21, 2012

1975: Richard Petty outruns Cale Yarborough at the finish to score his 175th victory in NASCAR’s premier series, winning the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway. Petty, the pole starter, led 184 of the 400 laps and wound up 2.4 seconds ahead of Yarborough at the finish. Darrell Waltrip finished third, four laps behind the lead pair.