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08-31-2016, 07:50 PM
Today in Nascar History September 1st:

Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Fonty Flock, Fireball Roberts, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Bobby Allison, Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott, Harry Gant, and Jeff Gordon (2 times).

September 1st, 1941: Lloyd Seay wins the 150 mile Championship race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. The next day-September 2nd-Seay is shot to death by his cousin over a fight about the family moonshine business.


September 1st, 1952: Fonty Flock, driving comfortably in Bermuda shorts and a t-shirt, wins the 3rd annual Southern 500 at Darlington.


September 1st, 1958: Fireball Roberts wins the Southern 500 at Darlington. It is Fireball's 4th win out of the 7 starts he had made to this point in 1958.


September 1st, 1980: 2nd year driver Terry Labonte takes his first career Cup Series victory by winning the Southern 500 at Darlington.


September 1st, 1985: Bill Elliott takes his 10th win of the season in the Southern 500 at Darlington and a cool 1 million dollars for winning the inaugural Winston million dollar bonus-given to a driver if he could win at least 3 of Nascar's 4 biggest races in the same year-which Elliott did.


September 1st, 1996: Jeff Gordon takes his 3rd straight victory at Darlington and wins the Southern 500. Underdog Hut Stricklin leads the majority of the event, only to have overheating problems late in the race-allowing Gordon to take advantage.


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09-01-2016, 06:36 PM
Today in Nascar History September 2nd: <br />
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Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Fireball Roberts, Cale Yarborough (3 times), Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt, Ward Burton, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny...

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09-02-2016, 06:51 PM
Today in Nascar History September 3rd: <br />
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Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Curtis Turner, Larry Frank, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, and Kasey Kahne. <br />

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09-03-2016, 10:20 PM
Today in Nascar History September 4th:

Winners on this date: Johnny Mantz, Nelson Stacy, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliott (2 times), Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr.

September 4th, 1938: Smokey Purser wins a 150 mile race contested on the Daytona Beach Road Course but is disqualified after he fails to allow his car to be inspected after the event.


September 4th, 1950: Johnny Mantz-a Californian, wins the inaugural Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with a dominating performance. Mantz beats 2nd place finisher Fireball Roberts by 9 full laps to claim the biggest purse in Nascar history to that point-10,510 dollars.


September 4th, 1961: Rookie driver Nelson Stacy passes Marvin Panch late in the going to pull off an upset win in the Southern 500 at Darlington.


September 4th, 1978: Cale Yarborough takes his 4th career Southern 500 victory in the storied Labor Day weekend event at Darlington. Rookie Terry Labonte makes his Nascar debut, finishing a solid 4th in the race. Also-competitor D.K. Ulrich is suspended for the rest of the season after Nascar discovers illegal nitrous bottles in his car.


September 4th, 1994: Bill Elliott wins the Southern 500 at Darlington, ending a 52 race winless streak. It is Elliott's 40th career victory in the Cup Series.


September 4th, 2005: Talented rookie Kyle Busch, driving for Rick Hendrick, scores his first career Cup Series win in the 500 mile race at California. The race makes Busch the youngest ever winner in Cup Series history at a little over 20 years of age (this record was broken by Joey Logano in 2009).


September 4th, 2012: The 2012 Nascar silly season comes to a head as Matt Kenseth officially joins Joe Gibbs Racing to drive the Home Depot #20, leaving the Roush organization after 10 years. It is also announced that Joey Logano will be the driver of the Penske Racing #22 car. (The move proves to be very beneficial for both drivers in the years ahead)

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September 4th, 2016: Kevin Harvick dominates at Darlington but is plagued by continual problems in the pits all night allowing Martin Truex Jr. to get out front late to score the victory-his first career win at Darlington.

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09-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Today in Nascar History September 5th:

Winners on this date: Gober Sosebee, Curtis Turner (2 times), Herb Thomas, Gwyn Staley, Buck Baker (2 times), Darel Dieringer, Bobby Isaac, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Elliott Sadler, and Tony Stewart.

September 5th, 1948: Curtis Turner wins both races staged at North Wilkesboro in the same day. Turner starts from pole in the first race and dominates en route to the win. The field is inverted for the 2nd event but Turner passes everyone and goes on to make it 2 for 2.


September 5th, 1955: In only his 4th start back from serious injuries sustained at Charlotte in May, Herb Thomas wins the Southern 500 at Darlington in front of a packed crowd of 50,000.


September 5th, 1960: Buck Baker is declared the winner of the Southern 500 at Darlington. Rex White was flagged as the winner at first, but after a review of scorecards Nascar officials give the win to Baker. The race is a tragic event, as 3 crewmen lose their lives in the pit lane when Bobby Johns car careens into the backstretch pits :(


September 5th, 1977: David Pearson takes his 2nd straight victory in Darlington's Southern 500. After a wreck midway through the event-Cale Yarborough coins Darrell Waltrip's nickname "Jaws" after being taken out by him in the crash. (Jaws was the big movie at the time remember)


September 5th, 1983: Bobby Allison withstands scorching heat to win his 4th Southern 500 at Darlington.


September 5th, 1993: Mark Martin wins the Southern 500 at Darlington. It is Martin's 4th straight Cup Series victory in a row.


September 5th, 2004: Elliott Sadler holds off the competition to score a popular win at California.


September 5th, 2010: Tony Stewart dominates much of the race and holds off Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson to take the victory at Atlanta-his first win of the 2010 season.



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09-05-2016, 07:50 PM
Today in Nascar History September 6th:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson (2 times), Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon (2 times), Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, and Carl Edwards.

September 6th, 1965: Ned Jarrett wins the Southern 500 at Darlington by an astonishing 14 laps over 2nd place Buck Baker. The margin of victory remains the largest to date in Nascar Cup Series history (and probably will forever).


September 6th, 1976: David Pearson beats Richard Petty to win the Southern 500 at Darlington. The win gives Pearson victories in each of the seriesí 3 biggest races for 1976 (Daytona 500, World 600, Southern 500).


September 6th, 1982: Cale Yarborough wins Darlington's Southern 500 for a record 5th time by holding off Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.


September 6th, 1998: Jeff Gordon wins the Southern 500 at Darlington along with the Winston No Bull 1 million dollar bonus. It is Gordon's 6th win in the last 7 races-continuing his amazing dominance in 1998.


September 6th, 2009: Kasey Kahne's short run car out-duels Kevin Harvick's long run car for the victory in a short run at the end of the first ever Labor Day weekend night race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


September 6th, 2011: On only the 2nd race run on a Tuesday in the last 30 years, Jeff Gordon out-duels HMS teammate Jimmie Johnson in a terrific race over the final laps at Atlanta to claim his 3rd win of the season and his 85th overall, putting Jeff in 3rd place by himself on the all-time wins list, behind only David Pearson and Richard Petty.

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September 6th, 2015: On the first race back on Labor Day weekend at Darlington since 2003, Carl Edwards overcomes a 2 lap deficit and holds off Brad Keselowski to win the Southern 500. The race lasts a whopping 4 hours and 30 minutes and sets the record for cautions at 18 in the historic track's record books.

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09-06-2016, 06:55 PM
Today in Nascar History September 7th:

Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Lee Petty, Buck Baker (2 times), Fireball Roberts, Parnelli Jones, Jim Reed, Rex White, Bobby Allison (2 times), Buddy Baker, Neil Bonnett, Tim Richmond, Harry Gant, Ernie Irvan, Matt Kenseth, and Jimmie Johnson.

September 7th, 1947: The new Martinsville Speedway opens to a large crowd in Martinsville, VA. Red Byron wins the 50 lap race that is contested in ridiculously dusty conditions on the new dirt oval.


September 7th, 1959: Jim Reed takes the win in the 10th annual Southern 500 at Darlington. It is also Goodyear Tire's first superspeedway victory.


September 7th, 2008: Jimmie Johnson beats Tony Stewart in a terrific late race battle to win the rain delayed race at Richmond.


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09-07-2016, 06:12 PM
Today in Nascar History September 8th: <br />
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Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Lee Petty, Danny Graves, Rex White, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (3 times), Darrell Waltrip, Ricky Rudd, Jimmie Johnson, and...

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09-08-2016, 08:21 PM
Today in Nascar History September 9th:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Junior Johnson, Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, and Kevin Harvick.

September 9th, 2006: Kevin Harvick holds off Kyle Busch to win at Richmond.


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09-09-2016, 07:18 PM
Today in Nascar History September 10th: <br />
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Winners on this date: Joe Weatherly, Eddie Gray, Richard Petty (3 times), Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Terry Labonte, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, and...

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09-11-2016, 10:06 AM
Before today's Nascar History I want to take a moment to remember all of those lost on September 11th, 2001


Today in Nascar History September 11th:

Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Tim Flock, Lee Petty, Jim Cook, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson (2 times), Bobby Isaac, Neil Bonnett, Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart, Jeremy Mayfield, and Denny Hamlin.

September 11th, 1949: Curtis Turner wins the 200 mile event at Langhorne Speedway with more than 20000 in attendance to watch. Female driver Sara Christian finishes 6th out of the 45 entrants in the event.


September 11th, 1977: Neil Bonnett takes the first Cup Series victory of his career by winning at Richmond.


September 11th, 1999: Rookie Tony Stewart wins his first career Cup Series event in dominant fashion-leading 333 of the 400 laps at Richmond.


September 11th, 2004: In the last race to decide who gets into Nascar's new playoff system, the Chase-Jeremy Mayfield pulls out a clutch performance and wins at Richmond-ensuring a birth in Nascar's inaugural Chase for the Championship.


September 11th, 2010: Denny Hamlin holds off teammate Kyle Busch as 3 JGR cars finish in the top 4 spots at Richmond. Hamlin secures the #1 seed in the chase with his 6th win of the year.


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09-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Today in Nascar History September 12th:

Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Buddy Shuman, Hershel McGriff, Ralph Moody, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth.

September 12th, 2009: Denny Hamlin finally pulls off the win at his hometown track by dominating and winning in convincing fashion at Richmond. Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch have a great battle for the final Chase position throughout the event, with Vickers beating Busch by a mere 8 points for the final position in the Chase-the closest in the playoff system's short history.


September 12th, 2015: Matt Kenseth continues a streak of JGR domination and obliterates the competition at Richmond to claim his 4th win of the season.

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09-12-2016, 06:53 PM
Today in Nascar History September 13th:

Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Cotton Owens, Eddie Gray, Fred Lorenzen, Bobby Isaac, Richard Petty, Benny Parsons, and Dale Earnhardt.

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09-13-2016, 07:13 PM
Today in Nascar History September 14th:

Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Speedy Thompson, Cotton Owens, Dick Hutcherson, Richard Brickhouse, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Ricky Rudd, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Greg Biffle.

September 14th, 1947: A crowd of 20,000 spectators watches the 160 lap event at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Marshall Teague wins the popular event.


September 14th, 1952: Lee Petty takes the win in the 250 mile event at Langhorne Speedway. The race is a tragic event as rookie competitor Larry Mann, crashes and rolls over on the 211th lap, resulting in fatal injuries. Mann's car was painted green, something long thought to be bad luck in racing.


September 14th, 1964: Team owner Cotton Owens ends his retirement as a driver and promptly wins the 300 mile race at Richmond, beating his hired driver David Pearson.


September 14th, 1969: Unknown driver Richard Brickhouse wins the inaugural race at the brand new 2.66 mile monster known as the Alabama International Motor Speedway (you might know it now as Talladega). Due to the high speeds and worries about blowing tires, the race is boycotted by almost every top Nascar driver opening the door for unknowns like Brickhouse.

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September 14th, 1975: After breaking a tie rod midway through the race, Richard Petty rallies from an astonishing 6 lap deficit to win at Dover, edging Dick Brooks and Benny Parsons for the win.


September 14th, 1986: Ricky Rudd beats Neil Bonnett to win the Delaware 500 at Dover. It is Rudd's first speedway victory.

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September 14th, 2008: Points leader Kyle Busch falters early in the first race of the Chase at New Hampshire allowing others to vie for the top spot in the points. Greg Biffle outruns Jimmie Johnson and teammate Carl Edwards to score the win.


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09-14-2016, 07:56 PM
Today in Nascar History September 15th:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Marvin Porter, Gwyn Staley, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (3 times), Harry Gant (2 times), Jeff Gordon, and Ryan Newman.

September 15th, 1968: Richard Petty wins by 7 laps in the 150 mile race at Orange Speedway in North Carolina. It would be the final race at the track.


September 15th, 2002: Rookie Ryan Newman holds off a hard charging Kurt Busch right before a rain shower hits the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, ending the race and giving Newman his first career Cup series victory.


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09-15-2016, 07:28 PM
Today in Nascar History September 16th:

Winners on this date: David Pearson, Richard Petty, Harry Gant, Bill Elliott, Clint Bowyer, and Brad Keselowski.

September 16th, 2007: Clint Bowyer shows why he got into the chase by dominating the field in the first chase event at New Hampshire to score his first career Cup series victory.


September 16th, 2012: Using a quick last pit stop, Brad Keselowski gets out ahead of the dominant car of Jimmie Johnson and pulls away in the final run of the race to score the victory at Chicagoland.


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09-16-2016, 08:59 PM
Today in Nascar History September 17th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, David Pearson (2 times), Richard Petty (2 times), Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, and Kevin Harvick.

September 17th, 1939: Roy Hall, a notorious moonshine driver, wins a 150 mile race held at Salisbury, NC. Bill France finishes 2nd.


September 17th, 2000: In a move in response of the recent tragic accidents of both Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin at New Hampshire International Speedway, Nascar chooses to run restrictor plates at the track for this race. The event turns into a follow the leader debacle with no passing and Jeff Burton leads all 300 laps en route to the win, a first since Fireball Roberts in 1961 at Hanford, CA.


September 17th, 2006: Kevin Harvick continues his hot streak, winning his second race in a row and starting the Chase off right by dominating at New Hampshire en route to victory.


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09-17-2016, 07:57 PM
Today in Nascar History September 18th:

Winners on this date: Jack White, Tim Flock, Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson, Dick Hutcherson, Bobby Isaac, Benny Parsons, Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Ryan Newman, and Martin Truex Jr.

September 18th, 2005: The first race of the 2005 Chase at Loudon turns into a wreck fest with many a heated temper-Nascar parks the cars and drivers for a "cool down" period midway through the race. Ryan Newman wins by beating Tony Stewart in a great late race battle.


September 18th, 2016: Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead on a late race restart after overcoming a tire issue early in the race to claim the victory at Chicagoland in the first chase race. After the event the car of Truex is found to have failed the LIS inspection for the 2nd straight event leading to many questions.

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09-18-2016, 09:45 PM
Today in Nascar History September 19th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock (2 times), Buck Baker, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Joe Nemechek, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Tony Stewart.

September 19th, 1953: Nascar's first night time race at a superspeedway ends in tragedy as Bill Blevins and Jesse Midkiff are both killed on an opening lap crash of the 220 mile Modified Sportsman race at Raleigh. Blevinsí car stalls on the backstretch before the green flag, unbeknownst to race officials-who give the field the green. Midkiff plows straight into the helpless car on the backstetch once they get there. Buddy Shuman wins the race.


September 19th, 1999: Joe Nemechek pulls off a huge upset at Loudon to score his first career Cup Series victory. It is the first for Felix Sabates Racing since 1995.


September 19th, 2004: Kurt Busch starts Nascar's inaugural Chase Playoffs by winning at New Hampshire in dominating fashion.


September 19th, 2010: Tony Stewart runs out of gas coming to the white flag enabling Clint Bowyer to take the win in a wild first race of the Chase at Loudon. Bowyer, who entered the chase 12th in points, jumps to 2nd with his first win in 88 races as other chase contenders including 4-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson flounder and get involved in wrecks.


September 19th, 2011: Tony Stewart wins a fuel mileage derby at Chicagoland to take his first win of the year and his 40th overall in his career. A plethora of Chase competitors run dry on the final lap of the event, shuffling up the running order significantly.


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09-19-2016, 09:18 PM
Today in Nascar History September 20th:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty, Neil Bonnett, Ricky Rudd (2 times), Mark Martin (2 times), and Denny Hamlin.

September 20th, 1964: Jimmy Pardue, ranked 4th in the current Nascar point standings and considered to be a future golden boy of the sport, dies in a tire test crash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pardue is the 3rd Nascar driver to lose his life due to an accident on track in the 1964 season.


September 20th, 1992: Ricky Rudd beats Bill Elliott to win the 500 mile race at Dover. Alan Kulwicki crashes early in the race, putting him 278 points behind in the points race. Kulwicki says in his interview "this probably finishes us off in the championship deal"

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September 20th, 2009: Sentimental favorite Mark Martin starts the Chase by winning for the first time in his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin holds off Denny Hamlin and Juan Pablo Montoya on a late race restart for his 5th win of the season.


September 20th, 2015: Denny Hamlin recovers from a lap 2 spin and takes the lead away from Kurt Busch on a late race restart to score the victory in the first race of the chase at Chicago. The win is Hamlin's first at the track and it comes in his 2nd race since tearing his ACL. Chase contenders Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick feud during the race and the defending champion ends up on the short end, crashing and finishing 42nd.

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09-20-2016, 07:30 PM
Today in Nascar History September 21st:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Buck Baker, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, and Greg Biffle.

September 21st, 2008: Roush Fenway teammates Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards engage in a tremendous three way battle for the lead in the late stages at Dover. Biffle prevails to take his 2nd straight win.


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09-21-2016, 10:38 PM
Today in Nascar History September 22nd:

Winners on this date: Fred Lorenzen, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Harry Gant, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson.

September 22nd, 1991: Harry Gant takes his 4th straight win in the Cup Series by winning at Martinsville despite getting in an accident early in the event. After Handsome Harry wins, he is given the nickname "Mr. September" since he has not lost a race in the month.


September 22nd, 2002: Rookie Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover, which gives him the season sweep at the Monster Mile for 2002.


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09-22-2016, 06:21 PM
Today in Nascar History September 23rd: <br />
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Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Fonty Flock, Paul Goldsmith, Lloyd Dane, Nelson Stacy, Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, Geoff Bodine, Dale...

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09-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Today in Nascar History September 24th:

Winners on this date: Leon Sales, Hershel McGriff, Joe Weatherly, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (2 times), Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Burton.

September 24th, 2006: Jeff Burton breaks a multi year winless drought and shows he still has it by beating Matt Kenseth in a terrific duel at Dover. Kenseth and Burton shake hands on the frontstretch after the race in a great show of sportsmanship and respect for eachother.


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09-24-2016, 07:13 PM
Today in Nascar History September 25th:

Winners on this date: Red Byron, Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Cale Yarborough, Ricky Rudd, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, and Kevin Harvick.

September 25th, 1966: Fred Lorenzen wins the Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville but has his win taken away by Nascar after it is discovered that his fuel cell held 23.1 gallons of gas, 1.1 over the limit for the fuel tank. Nascar however, overturns their choice and declares Lorenzen the winner 3 days later.


September 25th, 2011: In an odd coincidence of role reversal Tony Stewart passes Clint Bowyer with 2 laps to go as he runs out of fuel to take the lead and the victory at New Hampshire. Bowyer had done the same last year when Stewart ran out while leading. With his 2nd straight victory Stewart vaults to the top of the Chase standings.


September 25th, 2016: Kevin Harvick passes Matt Kenseth on a late race restart to take the victory at New Hampshire locking himself into the 2nd round of the chase. The win is the 34th of Harvick's career passing Fireball Roberts on the all-time wins list.

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09-25-2016, 07:45 PM
Today in Nascar History September 26th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Gober Sosebee, Herb Thomas, Junior Johnson, Bobby Isaac, Cale Yarborough, Ernie Irvan, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, and Jimmie Johnson.

September 26th, 1993: Ernie Irvan wins at Martinsville in the famed #28 Havoline car just a few months after replacing Davey Allison, who had tragically passed away in a helicopter accident in July. In victory lane, Ervan pulls off his firesuit to reveal that he was wearing a Davey Allison T-shirt for good luck during the race.


September 26th, 2010: After a 25th place finish to start the Chase, 4 time champion rebounds and wins in dominating fashion at Dover, putting him back in chase contention. It is Johnsonís 6th Dover win.


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09-26-2016, 06:25 PM
Today in Nascar History September 27th:

Winners on this date: Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Darrell Waltrip (2 times), Ricky Rudd, Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth.

September 27th, 1987: Terry Labonte and Dale Earnhardt crash while battling for the lead on the last lap at Martinsville, allowing Darrell Waltrip to get by and take the victory, his first for Hendrick Motorsports.


September 27th, 1998: Ricky Rudd cements his place in Nascar history as one of the toughest to ever climb in a racecar by winning at Martinsville. Rudd's cooling system goes out early in the race with the temperature nearly 100 degrees in Virginia. The crew's attempts to pour water on Rudd during a pit stop fail as the water gets down onto the seat and boils. Rudd suffers burns and dehydration but stays in the car and holds on for the win. In victory lane, Rudd takes an IV and does his winner's interview lying on the ground.

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September 27th, 2009: Jimmie Johnson dominates at Dover and completes the season sweep at the Monster Mile for 2009. Rookie Joey Logano survives a wild accident in which his car gets upside down and tumbles down the banking early on in the event.



September 27th, 2015: Matt Kenseth takes advantage when the dominant car of the day in Kevin Harvick runs out of fuel giving the Joe Gibbs driver the victory at New Hampshire. The win is the 4th straight for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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09-27-2016, 06:25 PM
Today in Nascar History September 28th:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Joe Eubanks, Richard Petty, Dave Marcis, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Geoff Bodine, Jeff Burton, Michael Waltrip, and Jimmie Johnson.

September 28th, 1952: Herb Thomas wins the 100 mile race at Wilson, NC. The race takes nearly 3 hours to run and has an average speed of 35.398 mph. It is the slowest average speed in Nascar Cup Series history (and probably always will be).


September 28th 1958: Joe Eubanks, who recently came out of retirement, scores his first ever career Grand National (Cup) series victory by winning at Orange Speedway.


September 28th, 1975: Popular driver Dave Marcis takes his first career Cup Series victory by winning the Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville.


September 28th, 1980: Dale Earnhardt takes his 5th career Nascar Cup series victory by winning the Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville. The race is slowed by 17 caution flags, and Earnhardt averages less than 70 mph for the race.


September 28th, 2003: Michael Waltrip holds off teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the field on a late race restart to win a wild race at Talladega. After the checkers a wreck ensues in turn 1. Also, Elliott Sadler survives one of the scariest looking wrecks in Nascar history as he becomes airborne and spins through the Alabama air before tumbling onto the pavement.


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September 28th, 2008: Jimmie Johnson holds off a charging Carl Edwards to win at Kansas. Edwards runs down Johnson with a few laps to go, then tries a banzai move on the last lap by driving into turn 3 and momentarily passing Johnson before smashing into the wall. Edwards said that was the plan but he didnít think the wall would slow him down as much as it did.



race crazy
09-28-2016, 07:50 PM
Today in Nascar History September 29th:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Marvin Panch, Richard Petty, Earl Ross, Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon (2 times).

September 29th, 1963: Marvin Panch completes his comeback from serious injuries suffered in February at Daytona by winning the 250 miler at North Wilkesboro for the Wood Brothers. It is Panch's first win since the 1961 Daytona 500.

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September 29th, 1974: Canadian rookie driver Earl Ross beats Richard Petty to win the Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville. Ross is the first Canadian driver to win a Nascar Grand National (Cup) Series race.

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September 29th, 1991: Dale Earnhardt takes advantage of Harry Gant's brake failure to win at North Wilkesboro. Gant was attempting to become the first driver to win 5 straight races since 1971 and was well on his way before the brakes faded.

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September 29th, 1996: Jeff Gordon takes his 10th win of the year by winning at North Wilkesboro. It is the last Nascar Cup Series race in the iconic short track's history. North Wilkesboro's dates go to New Hampshire and Texas Motor Speedway.

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September 29th, 2002: Jeff Gordon doubles up by making it 2 for 2 at Kansas Speedway. Gordon had won the inaugural event the previous year as well.

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race crazy
09-29-2016, 07:54 PM
Today in Nascar History September 30th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Fireball Roberts, Richard Petty (3 times), Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, and Brad Keselowski.

September 30th, 1956: Curtis Turner is declared the winner of the 100 mile convertible race at Asheville after a 14 car crash takes out the whole field except for Turner-Nascar calls the race and declares Turner the winner since there is no one for him to race.

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September 30th, 1970: The final dirt track race in Cup Series history is run. Richard Petty wins the race at Raleigh.

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September 30th, 1990: Mark Martin wins at North Wilkesboro. Rookie driver Rob Moroso finishes 21st in the event. A few hours after the race, Moroso is killed in a traffic accident on the highway :(


September 30th, 2001: Jeff Gordon beats Ryan Newman to win the inaugural race at the new Kansas Speedway.

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September 30th, 2007: In one of the more odd and drawn out races in Nascar history, Greg Biffle takes the win at Kansas as the race ends under caution due to darkness. Biffle coasts across the line on fumes and finishers behind him argue that Biffle didnít maintain pace speed and shouldnít have been given the win. Tony Stewart dominates the first half of the race and the race is stopped due to a massive thunderstorm. When the race resumes a big crash on the restart hurts Stewart's fender and he eventually crashes as a result.


September 30th, 2012: Brad Keselowski uses some good fuel mileage to take 1st place late in the going from the dominant cars of the day in Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny Hamlin to score his first win at Dover and his 2nd in the chase's first 3 events of 2012.


September 30th, 2015: Tony Stewart announces that he will retire from the Nascar Sprint Cup Series after the 2016 season. Clint Bowyer is announced as the 3 time champion's replacement.

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