Today In NASCAR History

March 7, 2012

1976: Dave Marcis takes the lead from Richard Petty with 11 laps left to win the Richmond 400 at Richmond (Va.) Fairgrounds Raceway. Petty finishes three car-lengths back in second place as the only other car on the lead lap as Bobby Allison takes third, a lap off the pace. The victory was the second of five in NASCAR’s top series for Marcis, who retired after the 2002 Daytona 500.