Today In NASCAR History

June 10, 2012

1962: Fred Lorenzen beat the field and the rain to the finish line to win an abbreviated Atlanta 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, scoring the fourth of his 26 wins in NASCAR’s top division. Banjo Matthews, a part-time competitor best known for his car-building expertise, won the pole and finished second — his best finish in the series. Bobby Johns took third in the race, which was shortened from 334 to 219 laps.