Today in NASCAR History

April 14, 2012

1984: Ron Bouchard edges Geoff Bodine by half a car-length for his first victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway in the Dixie Cup 200. Bouchard took the lead in the 139th lap and led the rest of the way in the 147-lap event. Bobby Allison finished third with division legends Sam Ard and Jack Ingram fourth and fifth. Bouchard swept both Darlington races that year for his only two wins in the series; the triumphs came three years after his only win in NASCAR’s top division, an upset victory at Talladega Superspeedway.