Today In NASCAR History

May 13, 2012


1966: Darel Dieringer leads 178 of 250 laps to cruise to victory in the Independent 250, the only race for NASCAR’s premier series at Starlite Speedway in Monroe, N.C. Dieringer bested runner-up Clyde Lynn by eight laps on the half-mile dirt track to score the first win in NASCAR’s top division for a car with the number zero. Wendell Scott took third place, 12 laps back at the finish.