Today In NASCAR History

March 29, 2012

1959: Junior Johnson starts 22nd in a 24-car field and roars to victory in a 200-lap main event at Wilson (N.C.) Speedway’s half-mile dirt track. Curtis Turner, who led 166 laps, settles for second. Richard Petty finishes two laps down in third place, marking his first top-five effort in NASCAR’s premier series.