Today In NASCAR History

September 27, 2012

1987: Darrell Waltrip drives from third to first in the final lap after a three-car scramble with Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte to win the Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway. All three cars collided heading into turn three on the last lap, sending Labonte (running second) into a spin and race leader Earnhardt high out of the groove. Waltrip sailed through to his only win in his first season driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt recovered to finish second with Labonte third.