Today In NASCAR History

May 10, 2012

 

1969: LeeRoy Yarbrough inherits victory when Bobby Allison crashes four laps from the end in a 400-mile main event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Yarbrough led just eight of the 291 laps in a Junior Johnson-owned Mercury. Pole-winner Cale Yarborough — no relation — was second in a Wood Brothers Mercury, one lap down. Paul Goldsmith wound up third while Allison was credited with fourth place.

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