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Thread: Today in Nascar History November
11-01-2012, 03:27 AM #1
Today in Nascar History NovemberToday in Nascar History November 1st:
Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Darel Dieringer, Darrell Waltrip, Davey Allison, Jeff Gordon, and Jamie McMurray.
November 1st, 1953: Herb Thomas finishes 14th in the season finale at Lakewood but wins the Nascar Grand National Championship for the 2nd time. Thomas is the 1st driver in Nascar history to score more than one title.
November 1st, 1992: Davey Allison wins at Phoenix and takes over the points lead in the process. Allison leads title rivals Bill Elliott and Alan Kulwicki by 30 and 40 points respectively heading into the season finale at Atlanta.
November 1st, 2009: A relatively tame race at Talladega occurs through most of the AMP Energy 500 due to Nascar's warning on bump drafting in the corners prior to race time. With 25 laps to go however the gloves came off and typical Talladega racing and subsequent carnage ensues. Jamie McMurray avoids the mess to end an 80 plus race winless drought and score the victory. Ryan Newman and Mark Martin both end up upside down during the final 25 laps in separate spectacular accidents in which both are unhurt. Points leader Jimmie Johnson finishes 6th and increases his points lead to over a full race. Johnson is well on his way to his 4th consecutive title and a sole place in Nascar's history books.
11-02-2012, 12:31 AM #2
Today in Nascar History November 2nd:
Winners on this date: Bobby Isaac, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, and Carl Edwards.
November 2nd, 1941: Jap Brogton wins the Lloyd Seay Memorial Race at Lakewood. It is the last stock car race that takes place before World War II. (Lakewood Speedway picture-and yes that is a lake in the middle of the track and yes cars did go into it when they wrecked)
November 2nd, 1980: Cale Yarborough wins at Atlanta and closes within 29 points of title rival Dale Earnhardt after he finishes 3rd in the event.
November 2nd, 2008: Carl Edwards takes his 8th win of the year by dominating much of the race at Texas and using a brilliant fuel economy run late in the event to come across the line 1st. Edwards closes the gap to points leader Jimmie Johnson but the margin is still considerable with 2 races left in the season.
11-02-2012, 11:08 PM #3
Today in Nascar History November 3rd:
Winners on this date: Rex White, Darel Dieringer, Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliott, Davey Allison, and Johnny Benson.
November 3rd, 1963: Darel Dieringer scores a major upset victory in the season finale at Riverside. It is his first career series victory. Joe Weatherly wraps up the season championship.
November 3rd, 1968: Cale Yarborough wins the last race of the season at Jefferson. David Pearson clinches the Grand National championship, winning it by 126 points over Bobby Isaac.
November 3rd, 1985: Bill Elliott wins at Atlanta. It is his 11th superspeedway win of the season, a new record.
November 3rd, 1991: Davey Allison wins at Phoenix by leading the final 60 laps en route to victory. Rusty, Mike, and Kenny Wallace all compete in the event, the first time 3 brothers have competed in the same Cup Series event since 1961.
November 3rd, 2002: Johnny Benson finally takes his first and only career Cup Series victory in his 227th career start by holding off Mark Martin to win at Rockingham.
11-04-2012, 01:17 AM #4
Today in Nascar History November 4th:
Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Jim Paschal, Neil Bonnett, Dale Earnhardt, Joe Nemechek, and Jimmie Johnson (2 times).
November 4th, 1979: Neil Bonnett beats Dale Earnhardt in a photo finish to win at Atlanta. Darrell Waltrip clings to a 2 point points lead over Richard Petty heading into the season finale at Ontario.
November 4th, 1990: Dale Earnhardt dominates at Phoenix en route to a convincing victory. With the win Earnhardt takes the points lead from Mark Martin.
November 4th, 2001: Joe Nemechek scores an upset victory at Rockingham while Jeff Gordon nears his 4th career championship.
November 4th, 2007: Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth engage in a terrific late race duel for the victory at Texas. Johnson gets the best of Kenseth and scores the win and increases his points lead with 2 races to go.
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November 4th, 2012: Jimmie Johnson and his main title rival Brad Keselowski engage in a terrific late race duel in Texas with Johnson getting the best of Brad to score his 60th career victory and put him 7 points ahead in the championship with just 2 races remaining.
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11-05-2012, 01:34 AM #5
Today in Nascar History November 5th:
Winners on this date: Jack Smith, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Bill Elliott, Jeff Burton, and Tony Stewart.
November 5th, 1967: Bobby Allison prevails over Richard Petty in a beating and banging duel in the final race of the season at Asheville. Petty claims the championship however, by a monstrous 6028 points over runner up James Hylton.
November 5th, 1978: Donnie Allison is declared the winner at Atlanta after some confusion as to who won the event. Fans and Nascar originally thought that Richard Petty and Dave Marcis were battling for the win, and they finished side by side at the checkers. Nascar had failed to notice that Allison had passed both 3 laps earlier. Rookie Dale Earnhardt, in his first race for the Osterlund team, finishes a stout 4th.
November 5th, 2006: Fresh off of his dominating win at Atlanta, Tony Stewart brings the same car to Texas and smokes the Chase field in route to his 2nd consecutive win.
November 5th, 2011: Sprint Cup Chase competitor Kyle Busch is parked by Nascar for the remainder of the weekend after intentionally crashing truck series championship competitor Ron Hornaday in Friday night's truck event. Busch becomes the first driver to be sat down since Robby Gordon in 2007.
11-05-2012, 10:13 PM #6
Today in Nascar History November 6th:
Winners on this date: Joe Weatherly, Darrell Waltrip, Neil Bonnett, Alan Kulwicki, Carl Edwards, and Tony Stewart.
November 6th, 1977: Darrell Waltrip wins at Atlanta, passing David Pearson on the last lap and denying him of his 100th career Cup Series victory.
November 6th, 1988: Alan Kulwicki scores his 1st career Cup Series win by taking the checkers in the inaugural race at the new 1 mile Phoenix International Raceway.
November 6th, 2005: Rookie sensation Carl Edwards wins at Texas. It is his 2nd consecutive Cup Series victory and the 4th of a breakout season for the Roush Racing driver.
November 6th, 2011: Tony Stewart obliterates the field at Texas to score his 2nd straight win and his 4th of the 2011 Chase. He closes the gap to points leader Carl Edwards to 3 points with 2 races to go setting up an epic battle between two of the sport's brightest stars.
11-07-2012, 02:26 AM #7
Today in Nascar History November 7th:
Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison (2 times), Dave Marcis, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Denny Hamlin.
November 7th, 1951: Nascar publishes its first official newsletter. It is 4 pages long and was published in Daytona Beach, FL.
November 7th, 1965: Ned Jarrett outruns Bobby Isaac and wins at Moyock, NC. It is gentlemen Ned's 13th win of the year and he wins his 2nd career championship by 3034 points.
November 7th, 1976: Dave Marcis beats David Pearson and Donnie Allison to win at Atlanta. Young upstart Dale Earnhardt survives a terrible rollover accident during the event.
November 7th, 2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Phoenix. It is his 6th checkered flag of the season.
November 7th, 2010: Denny Hamlin asserts himself and beats Matt Kenseth in a late race duel to win at Texas, taking over the points lead from defending 4-time champion Jimmie Johnson with just 2 races to go in the season. The race is uncharacteristically wild, with Kyle Busch getting a penalty for flipping the bird to an official, Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton crashing under yellow and subsequently fighting eachother on the back straight, and the 48 team switching pit crews mid-race.
11-07-2012, 11:08 PM #8
Today in Nascar History November 8th:
Winners on this date: Jack Smith, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty, Neil Bonnett, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, and Kurt Busch.
November 8th, 1964: Ned Jarrett wins the season finale at Jacksonville, NC. It is his 15th win of the year. Richard Petty claims his first ever career championship by outrunning everyone over the 62 race season-the most races ever run in a Nascar season.
November 8th, 1998: Jeff Gordon caps off a remarkable year in which he wins his 2nd straight championship and his 3rd in 4 years by winning at Atlanta. The race is the first run under the lights at the track, unintentionally due to a 5 hour rain delay. Gordon wins the event which finishes at about 3:30 in the morning.
November 8th, 2009: Kurt Busch ends up on the right side of a dominating day by the Busch brothers in Texas. Brother Kyle appears headed for a sweep of the entire weekend, but runs out of gas with 2 laps to go, giving Kurt his 2nd win of the year. Points leader Jimmie Johnson crashes on lap 3 of the event, allowing Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon to close the points gap with 2 races to go.
11-09-2012, 02:35 AM #9
Today in Nascar History November 9th:
Winners on this date: Bob Welborn, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, and Jimmie Johnson.
November 9th, 2008: Jimmie Johnson wins at Phoenix and secures a solid points lead over Carl Edwards heading into the final race of the year at Homestead.
11-09-2012, 10:38 PM #10
Today in Nascar History November 10th:
Winners on this date: Ned Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, and Matt Kenseth.
November 10th, 1996: Terry Labonte clinches the championship over teammate Jeff Gordon while his brother Bobby wins the race at Atlanta, making it a great day for the Labonte family.