Today In NASCAR History

November 17, 2012

1968: Richard Petty snags the lead from David Pearson with 21 laps remaining to win the Georgia 500 at Middle Georgia Raceway’s half-mile asphalt track in Macon. Petty dominated by leading 362 of 500 laps, but finished just five seconds ahead of Pearson’s pole-starting Holman-Moody Ford. James Hylton finished third, 10 laps behind the lead pair.