Today In NASCAR History

October 13, 2012


1963: Junior Johnson soars to a dominant victory in the National 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 209 of 267 laps for his 34th win in NASCAR’s premier series. Johnson, who started second in a Ray Fox-owned Chevrolet, finished 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Fred Lorenzen, who led 20 laps. Pole-starter Marvin Panch finished third with Fireball Roberts fourth as Fords swept positions two through four.