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Thread: Today in Nascar History June
05-31-2015, 08:55 PM #1
Today in Nascar History JuneToday in Nascar History June 1st:
Winners on this date: Gober Sosebee, Tim Flock, Paul Goldsmith, Eddie Gray, Bobby Isaac, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Ricky Rudd, Ryan Newman, and Kyle Busch.
June 1st, 1958: Riverside International Raceway opens with 3 500 mile races in one weekend. Eddie Gray wins the Grand National (Cup Series) event that takes over 6 hours to finish.
June 1st, 1997: Ricky Rudd avoids the carnage and takes advantage of problems late for leaders Jeff Gordon and Ernie Irvan and holds off Mark Martin to take the win at Dover.
June 1st, 2003: Ryan Newman dominates at Dover and easily tames the Monster Mile for the victory.
June 1st, 2008: Kyle Busch dominates the second half of the race and easily beats 2nd place finisher Carl Edwards to take the win at Dover.
06-01-2015, 07:59 PM #2
Today in Nascar History June 2nd:
Winners on this date: Jim Paschal (2 times), Fred Lorenzen, David Pearson (2 times), Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson.
June 2nd, 1963: Fred Lorenzen assumes the lead with 4 laps to go in the World 600 and goes on to win the event. Junior Johnson is in the lead late, but a blown tire allows Lorenzen to take 1st.
06-02-2015, 10:01 PM #3
Today in Nascar History June 3rd:
Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Dick Hutcherson, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Terry Labonte, Derrike Cope, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson.
June 3rd, 1956: Herb Thomas breezes to victory in Merced, CA. The win gives his team owner Carl Kiekhaefer and his team their 16th consecutive win in the Grand National (Cup) series, a record likely never to be broken.
June 3rd, 2012: Jimmie Johnson absolutely dismantles the competition to take a record-tying 7th career victory at Dover.
06-03-2015, 10:48 PM #4
Today in Nascar History June 4th:
Winners on this date: Bob Flock, Ned Jarrett, Elmo Langley, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Kyle Petty, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, and Martin Truex Jr.
June 4th, 1966: Independent driver Elmo Langley takes the victory at Spartanburg, SC. It is his first career win.
June 4th, 1995: Kyle Petty breaks a 60 race winless streak by taming the new freshly concreted Dover International Speedway-Petty is helped out when right at the start of the race close to half the field is taken out in a massive accident.
June 4th, 2006: Matt Kenseth passes teammate Jamie McMurray as the 2 duel late in the going and Kenseth goes on to the win at Dover.
June 4th, 2007: On a cloudy Monday when Nascar mourns the loss of Bill France Jr. Martin Truex Jr. shines bright and wins the rain delayed event at Dover, his first career Cup Series win.
June 4th, 2012: Kurt Busch is suspended one race for his verbal abuse of a reporter following the Nationwide Series Race at Dover.
06-04-2015, 08:16 PM #5
Today in Nascar History June 5th:
Winners on this date: Red Byron, Bob Flock, Junior Johnson, Jack Smith, Lee Petty, Bobby Isaac, Ricky Rudd, Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Greg Biffle, and Brad Keselowski.
June 5th, 1983: Ricky Rudd takes his #3 Richard Childress Chevy to victory lane at Riverside. It is the first victory for the pairing.
June 5th, 2005: Greg Biffle dominates at Dover and captures the win at the Monster Mile.
June 5th, 2011: After teammate Kurt Busch dominates much of the race, Brad Keselowski conserves enough gas in yet another fuel mileage derby to take the victory in the first ever Spring race at Kansas. It is Keselowski's 2nd career Cup Series victory and his first driving the famed Blue Deuce.
06-05-2015, 10:01 PM #6
Today in Nascar History June 6th:
Winners on this date: Bob Flock, Curtis Turner, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (2 times), Bobby Allison (2 times), Dale Earnhardt, Terry Labonte, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, and Denny Hamlin.
June 6th, 1998: Terry Labonte nudges Dale Jarrett out of the lead with 3 laps remaining and goes on to win at Richmond. Jeff Gordon is strong all day but Rusty Wallace punts the #24 into the wall with 28 laps remaining, opening the door for Labonte and Jarrett.
June 6th, 2004: Veteran Mark Martin wins at Dover. He smartly takes care of his car as the Monster Mile chews up countless racers during the event.
Dover Big One-19 car pile up
June 6th, 2007: Carl Edwards holds off Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon in a thrilling race to win the Prelude to the Dream Charity race at Eldora.
June 6th, 2010: Denny Hamlin dominates at Pocono and takes his 4th career win at the Triangle in only 9 attempts. Late race drama unfolds as Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick tangle setting up a Green-White-Checker finish, which in turn creates a massive accident on the backstretch on the final lap.
06-06-2015, 10:13 PM #7
Today in Nascar History June 7th:
Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, Cale Yarborough, Benny Parsons, Ernie Irvan, Tony Stewart, and Martin Truex Jr.
June 7th, 1981: Benny Parsons holds off Dale Earnhardt to win at Texas World Speedway. Only 18,000 people come to the event, bad signs for the struggling racetrack.
June 7th, 1992: Ernie Irvan takes the win at Sonoma on a somber day for Nascar as Nascar founder Bill France passes away at the age of 82.
June 7th, 2009: Owner-driver Tony Stewart overcomes starting dead last in a back up car after wrecking in practice and holds off Carl Edwards in a fuel mileage derby to win at Pocono. It is the first points win for Stewart and his team-Stewart-Haas Racing, and Smoke retains his points lead. The race is also a landmark for Nascar as it is the first which incorporates the new double file restart rule, much to the fans delight.
June 7th, 2012: Recently elected to the Nascar Hall of Fame, Nascar great Cotton Owens passes away at the age of 88 :(
June 7th, 2015: Martin Truex Jr. snaps a 69 race winless streak and takes the victory over Kevin Harvick at Pocono, his 3rd career victory and first at the Tricky Triangle.
Last edited by race crazy; 06-07-2015 at 08:24 PM.
06-07-2015, 08:24 PM #8
Today in Nascar History June 8th:
Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Eddie Pagan, Jack Smith, Richard Petty (3 times), Darrell Waltrip, Tim Richmond, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne.
June 8th, 1950: Tickets go on sale for the first 500 mile stock car event at the brand new Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
June 8th, 1980: Darrell Waltrip passes Neil Bonnett on the last lap and wins on the tricky Riverside Road Course in California.
June 8th, 2003: Tony Stewart holds off Mark Martin-who again finishes 2nd at Pocono, to record a victory in the Pocono 500.
June 8th, 2008: Kasey Kahne dominates most of the Pocono 500 en route to his 2nd win of the year.
June 8th, 2011: Clint Bowyer leads wire to wire to win the Prelude to the Dream charity race at Eldora. It is the former dirt track star's first Prelude victory.
06-08-2015, 10:19 PM #9
Today in Nascar History June 9th:
Winners on this date: Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliott, Davey Allison, and Dale Jarrett.
June 9th, 1991: Ricky Rudd finishes 1st but Nascar penalizes him for spinning out leader Davey Allison in turn 11 coming to the white flag-Allison crosses the line 4 seconds behind in 2nd place after getting spun out but is awarded the win due to Nascar's view on Rudd's aggressive driving. This was an infamous race-some people call it "the Ricky Rudd Screw-job."
You be the judge-first in this video you’ll see Mark Martin and leader Tommy Kendall tangle which opens the door for Rudd and Allison-wild last 4 laps!
June 9th, 2010: Jimmie Johnson wins the 2010 edition of the Prelude to the Dream charity race at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway. The 4-time and defending Sprint Cup champion holds off Kyle Busch for the majority of the event and a hard charging Clint Bowyer late to win the race.
06-09-2015, 10:26 PM #10
Today in Nascar History June 10th:
Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Junior Johnson, Ralph Moody, Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Bobby Allison (2 times), Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon (2 times), and Joey Logano.
June 10th, 1956: Ralph Moody wins at West Memphis Speedway, ending the Kiekhaefer team's 16 race winning streak. Clint McHugh and Cotton Priddy are both killed in crashes during the race weekend.
June 10th, 1984: Bill Elliott passes Terry Labonte with 8 laps to go and goes on to win at Michigan. It is Elliott's first career win on a superspeedway.
June 10th, 1990: Rusty Wallace wins again at Sonoma making it 5 wins in the last 7 road course events for the Cup series.
June 10th, 2007: Jeff Gordon wins at Pocono as he lucks out when rain halts the Pocono 500 and eventually leads to the race being called. Gordon is about to be passed by Ryan Newman when the caution comes out.
June 10th, 2012: Joey Logano boots Mark Martin out of the lead with 2 laps remaining and goes on to win at Pocono. It is Logano's 2nd career victory and helps his job security at Joe Gibbs Racing. It is also the first time in 31 races that the pole sitter went on to win the race.