Today In NASCAR History

November 21, 2012

1982: Tim Richmond caps a dominating day at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway with his second victory in NASCAR’s top series as Darrell Waltrip finishes third to clinch his second straight championship. Richmond, who tallied four of his 13 career victories at the 2.62-mile road course, led 92 of 119 laps in a Jim Stacy-owned Buick, beating Ricky Rudd to the finish line by seven seconds. Waltrip, who started from the pole, led eight laps and topped 16th-finishing Bobby Allison by 72 points in the final standings.