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Thread: Today in Nascar History March
02-28-2015, 11:08 PM #1
Today in Nascar History MarchBefore we start the month I feel it is necessary to give credit to the sources of info (which are all highly recommended)Nascar Chronicle by Greg Fielden, racing-reference.com, Motorsport.com, Yahoo sports, Getty images, Zimbio, and Google image search for the pictures.
Today in Nascar History March 1st:
Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, James Hylton, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin, Kyle Busch, and Jimmie Johnson.
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.
March 1st, 2015: Jimmie Johnson dominates the last 3rd of the race to claim the victory on a misty and foggy day in Atlanta.
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Today in Nascar History March 2nd:
Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Terry Labonte, Rusty Wallace, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards.
March 2nd, 1958: Lee Petty is declared the official winner of the 100 mile race at Concord Speedway 4 days after the checkered flag. Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson protest and claim that they were the rightful 1-2 finishers in the event. Turner had started from pole and apparently never got passed, but Petty’s scorecard indicated that he had completed 200 laps first.
March 2nd, 2003: Matt Kenseth scores another victory for Jack Roush at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wins in relatively easy fashion.
March 2nd, 2008: Carl Edwards holds off a charge late from Dale Earnhardt Jr. as Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon crash in spectacular fashion behind them, giving Edwards his 2nd straight Cup Series win. After the race it is discovered that the oil tank lid in Edwards’ car had come off in the event, and his team is fined 100 points for the infraction but allowed to keep the victory.
Gordon's Big Crash