Today In NASCAR History

April 21, 2012

1991: Darrell Waltrip survives 17 cautions and late-race pressure from Dale Earnhardt to win the First Union 400 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, marking his first victory since leaving Hendrick Motorsports after the 1990 season to form his own team. Waltrip, who led 52 laps to Earnhardt’s 19, crossed the finish line .81 seconds ahead of his rival. Jimmy Spencer led 70 laps and came home third.