Today In NASCAR History

October 21, 2012

1984: Bill Elliott emerges from a stirring duel with Harry Gant, converting a last-lap pass to win the Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway by one foot at the checkered flag. For Elliott, who led 133 of 492 laps, it was the fourth of his 44 career victories in NASCAR’s top series. Terry Labonte finished third with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison completing the top five.