Today In NASCAR History

March 26, 2012

1961: Bob Burdick races to the only victory in his brief career in NASCAR’s top series, prevailing in the Atlanta 500 at Atlanta International Raceway. Rex White finishes second under caution with Ralph Earnhardt third. Only 13 of 46 cars are running at the finish. Burdick, who led 43 of 334 laps, competed in just 15 NASCAR Grand National events. His final start, at age 25, was in the 1962 Daytona 500.