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Today in Nascar History March 1st:

Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, James Hylton, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin, and Kyle Busch.

March 1st, 1970: James Hylton holds off Richard Petty to score a win for the underdogs in the Richmond 500. It is his first career Cup Series victory.

March 1st, 1981: Darrell Waltrip drives his #11 Junior Johnson owned car to victory in the Carolina 500 at Rockingham. In his first 4 starts for his new team, Waltrip has 2 victories.

March 1st, 1998: Mark Martin beats his Ford teammate Jeff Burton to the line to win the inaugural race at the brand new Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is also the first win for the Ford Taurus brand in Nascar.

March 1st, 2009: Kyle Busch passes Clint Bowyer in the late going and goes on to score a popular hometown win at Las Vegas.