Today In NASCAR History

June 7, 2012

1992: Ernie Irvan rallies to win the Save Mart 300K at Sonoma, a race overshadowed by the death of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. at age 82. Irvan started second beside pole winner Ricky Rudd, but was black-flagged for jumping the start. He drove from the back of the pack on the winding road course to lead the final eight laps of his fourth win in NASCAR’s top series. Terry Labonte finished second with Mark Martin third and Rudd fourth.