Today in NASCAR History

March 5, 2012

1967: NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty scores his 50th Grand National win in the Fireball 300 at Asheville-Weaverville (N.C.)Speedway, topping runner-up Darel Dieringer by two laps on the half-mile asphalt track. Dieringer holds on for second, one lap ahead of third-place Bobby Allison. The win was the second of what would be Petty’s most successful season — his yearend victory total was 27.


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