Today In NASCAR History

September 30, 2012

1970: Richard Petty takes the lead from Benny Parsons in the 89th lap at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh and leads the rest of the Home State 200, the final race for NASCAR’s premier series on a dirt track. Neil “Soapy” Castles finished second, two laps down, with Bobby Isaac five laps back in third. Parsons, who led 78 of 200 laps, finished 14th in the 23-car field after retiring with engine failure at the half-mile track.