Today In NASCAR History

March 11, 2012

1979: Cale Yarborough roars to his 60th NASCAR Grand National victory, cruising to a six-second win at Richmond (Va.) Fairgrounds Raceway’s .542-mile track. Bobby Allison runs second as the only other car on the lead lap with Darrell Waltrip third — completing a top three of drivers now enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Only two cautions slow the race, which sets a track record for average speed at 83.608 mph.