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05-31-2017, 07:45 PM
Today 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.

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June 1st, 2003: Ryan Newman dominates at Dover and easily tames the Monster Mile for the victory.

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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.

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06-01-2017, 07:36 PM
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.


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06-02-2017, 08:59 PM
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.


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06-04-2017, 06:56 PM
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, Martin Truex Jr, and Jimmie Johnson.

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.


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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.

June 4th, 2017: On a caution filled day at Dover Jimmie Johnson gets the better of the dominant car of Kyle Larson on a late race restart to take his record 11th win at the Monster Mile. The win ties Johnson with Cale Yarborough on the all-times wins list at 83.

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06-04-2017, 07:01 PM
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, Brad Keselowski, and TBD 2016.

June 5th, 1983: Ricky Rudd takes his #3 Richard Childress Chevy to victory lane at Riverside. It is the first victory for the pairing and the first for Richard Childress as a car owner.


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.


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06-08-2017, 08:12 PM
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, Denny Hamlin, and Kurt Busch.

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.



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.





June 6th, 2012: After coming close many times, Kyle Busch holds off Tony Stewart and wins the Eldora Prelude to the Dream dirt track charity event.

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June 6th, 2016: Kurt Busch has enough fuel in the tank and holds off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to take the win at Pocono, his first victory of the 2016 season.

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06-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Today in Nascar History June 7th:

Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, Cale Yarborough, Benny Parsons, Ernie Irvan, and Tony Stewart.

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.

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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 :(

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06-08-2017, 08:20 PM
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.


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06-08-2017, 08:23 PM
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."


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.


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06-11-2017, 12:00 AM
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.


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06-11-2017, 12:05 AM
Today in Nascar History June 11th:

Winners on this date: Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Blaney.

June 11th, 1989: Ricky Rudd bumps Rusty Wallace then blocks him after taking the lead to prevail and win the first race at the Sears Point Road Course in California.


June 11th, 2006: Rookie Denny Hamlin scores a dominating win in the Pocono 500. Hamlin recovers from a spin on the backstretch while leading early in the race and prevails for his 1st career Cup Series Victory.


June 11th, 2017: 2nd generation driver Ryan Blaney passes Kyle Busch on a late restart and holds off a charging Kevin Harvick at Pocono to claim his first career Cup Series Victory. The win is the 99th for the famed Wood Brothers Racing Team and their first since Trevor Bayne's Daytona 500 win in 2011.

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06-11-2017, 08:06 PM
Today in Nascar History June 12th:

Winners on this date: Junior Johnson, Marvin Porter, Richard Petty (2 times), Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano.

June 12th, 1960: Marvin Porter takes a Ford to victory lane after winning at the new Marchbanks Speedway in California.


June 12th, 2005: Young gun Carl Edwards dominates in his first ever trip to the tricky Triangle of Pocono, taking his 2nd career win.


June 12th, 2011: Future Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon holds off the Busch Brothers to claim his 5th career win at Pocono and his 84th career overall victory in Nascar's top series, tying Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison on the all-time wins list.


June 12th, 2016: Joey Logano starts from the pole and dominates in Michigan to take his first victory of 2016. The race is the first with a new and even lower downforce package for Nascar's top series.

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06-13-2017, 05:49 PM
Today in Nascar History June 13th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Al Keller, Junior Johnson, Marvin Panch, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Tim Richmond, Rusty Wallace, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny Hamlin.

June 13th, 1954: The first ever Nascar Grand National (Cup) Series Road Course event is held at an airport in Linden, NJ. Indy Car driver Al Keller drives a Jaguar XK-120 to the win.


June 13th, 1982: Tim Richmond drives his Buick to his first career Cup Series victory in the 400K race at the Riverside Road Course.


June 13th, 1988: Rusty Wallace wins the Budweiser 400 at Riverside. It is the final Cup Series event held on the Southern California Road Course. The track land is eventually leveled and turned into a shopping center/parking complex.


June 13th, 1993: Kyle Petty cruises to victory at Pocono in his Mellow Yellow Pontiac. During the middle of the event a fan runs from the infield across the track on the backstretch. Davey Allison radios into his crew "Guys, you ain't gonna believe this… There is some nut standing out here on the racetrack."


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June 13th, 1999: Dale Jarrett dominates leading 150 of the 200 laps in the Kmart 400 at Michigan. The race is run caution-free, the first since 1997.


June 13th, 2010: Denny Hamlin thoroughly destroys the field at Michigan, dominating the event and winning easily. It is Hamlin's 5th win of the year and his 5th win in the last 10 races.


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06-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Today in Nascar History June 14th:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Lee Petty, Richard Petty (2 times), Darrell Waltrip, Tim Richmond, Alan Kulwicki, and Mark Martin (2 times).

June 14th, 1987: Tim Richmond makes his 1st start of the season and wins at Pocono. Richmond is seriously ill, which had prevented him from running any races in the season to this point.


June 14th, 2009: Mark Martin takes his 3rd win of the year at Michigan in Rick Hendrick's #5 car after his teammate Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle-who were running 1st and 2nd on the white flag lap-both run out of gas-the wily veteran conserves enough to coast across the line and take his 38th career win.


June 14th, 2011: The 3rd class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is announced. Nascar legends Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Inman, Richie Evans, and Glen Wood will be enshrined as the HOF class of 2012.


June 14th, 2011: 3-time Nascar Cup champion Tony Stewart and F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton exchange rides in an exhibition at Watkins Glen allowing the F1 champ to drive a Sprint Cup car and Cup champ Stewart to achieve a lifelong dream of driving an F1 car. This was the first such exhibition since Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya did it at Indianapolis in 2003.



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06-15-2017, 09:35 PM
Today in Nascar History June 15th:

Winners on this date: Frank Mundy, Herb Thomas, Speedy Thompson, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Tiny Lund, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Bill Elliott, Ernie Irvan, Kurt Busch, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

June 15th, 1947: Bob Flock drives a Ford to a win in the NCSCC sanctioned event at Greensboro. Ed Samples rolls over and lands on his wheels, and continues the race!


June 15th, 1969: Cale Yarborough takes the win in the inaugural race at the new Michigan International Speedway.


June 15th, 1986: Bill Elliott outruns Harry Gant to win at Michigan. Gant prevails for 2nd, an amazing comeback after suffering serious injuries, including a bruised heart, a week earlier in a crash at Pocono.


June 15th, 1997: Ernie Irvan wins at Michigan to complete his miraculous comeback by winning at the track that nearly took his life three years earlier.


June 15th, 2008: Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores a fuel mileage win at Michigan, his first win with Hendrick Motorsports.


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06-15-2017, 09:40 PM
Today in Nascar History June 16th:

Winners on this date: Johnny Allen, Donnie Allison, Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, and Matt Kenseth.

June 16th, 1962: Johnny Allen takes his first career cup series victory by winning the event at Bowman Gray Stadium. Allen beats Rex White by 6 inches but crashes over the wall after crossing the finish line-the car is damaged and will require repairs more than the 580 dollars Allen got for winning.


June 16th, 1968: Donnie Allison takes his first career cup victory by winning the Carolina 500 at Rockingham.


June 16th, 1985: Bill Elliott wins at Michigan, making it his 7th superspeedway win out of his last 9 attempts.


June 16th, 2012: Continuing a tradition of cars with the #9 going over 200 mph, Aussie Marcos Ambrose scores the pole at the newly repaved Michigan International Speedway at a Speed of over 203 mph. It is the first time Cup Series cars eclipsed the 200 mph barrier since 1987.


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06-18-2017, 07:12 PM
Today in Nascar History June 17th:

Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Emanuel Zervakis, Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, Harry Gant, Ricky Rudd, Carl Edwards, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

June 17th, 2001: Ricky Rudd beats Jeff Gordon to win the Pocono 500. It is Rudd's first victory in 3 years and the first for him at Robert Yates Racing.

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June 17th, 2007: Carl Edwards ends a winless drought by taking the checkers at Michigan. The win allows Carl’s buddy, Tom Giacchi, to finally shave his beard that had been growing for a year and a few months after he vowed to not shave it until Edwards won again.


June 17th, 2012: Driving a black batman themed car on father's day, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates at Michigan and claims his first win in 143 races. The win comes almost exactly 4 years after Jr's last victory, which was at this very race.


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06-18-2017, 07:16 PM
Today in Nascar History June 18th:

Winners on this date: Bill Blair, Junior Johnson, Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Ray Elder, Cale Yarborough, Terry Labonte, Bobby Labonte, Jeremy Mayfield, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson.

June 18th, 2000: Jeremy Mayfield knocks leader Dale Earnhardt out of the way on the last lap in turn 3 to take the win at Pocono. After the race, Earnhardt lets his displeasure with Mayfield be known by telling him he is #1 on the cool down lap.


June 18th, 2017: Kyle Larson gets past Kyle Busch on a late race restart to take his 2nd victory of the season and his second in a row at Michigan International Speedway.

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06-18-2017, 07:17 PM
Today in Nascar History June 19th:

Winners on this date: Jim Roper, Herb Thomas, Lee Petty, Joe Lee Johnson, Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, Dick Hutcherson, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough (2 times), Geoff Bodine, Rusty Wallace, Greg Biffle, and Denny Hamlin.

June 19th, 1960: Relative unknown Joe Lee Johnson wins the inaugural World 600 held at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson wins the race by over 4 laps while many of the competitors experience problems, including some being disqualified over unapproved pit procedures.


June 19th, 2011: Denny Hamlin uses a late caution and a fast pit stop to hold off Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards to take the win at Michigan, his first of the year and his 2nd straight in the spring event at the Irish Hills track.


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06-20-2017, 06:20 PM
Today in Nascar History June 20th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Bob Flock, Tim Flock, Jack Smith, Junior Johnson, Bobby Isaac, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Ricky Rudd, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, and Jimmie Johnson.

June 20th, 1948: Tim Flock wins the first Nascar sanctioned race in the state of Alabama by winning at Birmingham. Fonty Flock wins another Nascar sanctioned event in Greensboro while Bob Flock wins another Nascar event in Columbus, GA on the same day-making it a Flock family sweep of Nascar events.


June 20th, 2010: Raymond Parks, one of the founding fathers of Nascar and the winning owner of the first Nascar Championship passes away at age 96.


June 20th, 2010: Jimmie Johnson finally wins on a road course, taking victory at Sonoma after leader Marcos Ambrose stalls the engine on track in the lead late in the going, gifting the 48 his 51st career win.


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06-20-2017, 06:23 PM
Today in Nascar History June 21st:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Tom Pistone, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Isaac, Bobby Allison, Tim Richmond, Davey Allison, Jeremy Mayfield, and Kasey Kahne.

June 21st, 1953: Dick Rathmann leads all 200 laps and wins the race at Langhorne Speedway. It is the first Nascar event open to both domestic and foreign vehicles. Lloyd Shaw wins the pole in a Jaguar for the event.


June 21st, 1981: Bobby Allison comes from 7th place to 1st place on the last lap of competition to win at Michigan. When Kyle Petty blows an engine in turn 2, most of the 10 car lead pack spins in the oil and crashes while Allison maneuvers his way through the carnage to come out leading and takes the win under the yellow.


June 21st, 1998: Jeremy Mayfield dominates the Pocono 500, leading 122 of the 200 laps to score his first career Cup Series Victory in his 125th career start.

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June 21st, 2009: Kasey Kahne wins at Sonoma, his first victory since June of 2008 and the first for the newly merged RPM motorsports team. Kahne endures many yellow flags and in turn many late double file restarts, holding off road course aces Tony Stewart and Marcos Ambrose to take his first ever career win on a road course.


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06-22-2017, 03:27 PM
Today in Nascar History June 22nd:

Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Bill Amick, Jim Paschal, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Robby Gordon, and Kyle Busch.

June 22nd, 1997: Jeff Gordon wins the inaugural event at the brand new California Speedway in Fontana, CA. Teammate Terry Labonte finishes 2nd making it a 1-2 for Hendrick Motorsports.


June 22nd, 2003: Robby Gordon, driving Richard Childress' #31 car, holds off Jeff Gordon in a spirited late race duel to win at Sonoma.


June 22nd, 2008: After starting 30th, Kyle Busch uses pit strategy to gain track position and never looks back after inheriting the lead, to win at Sonoma in dominant fashion.


06-22-2017, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the posts love seeing the races from when I was growing up!

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06-23-2017, 10:32 PM
Today in Nascar History June 23rd:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Buck Baker (2 times), Rex White, Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Rusty Wallace, Ricky Rudd, and Martin Truex Jr.

June 23rd, 2002: Jerry Nadeau breaks a rear end gear while leading with 3 laps to go at Sonoma, opening the door for veteran Ricky Rudd to take the victory at the road course, his first road course victory since 1990.


June 23rd, 2013: Martin Truex Jr. plays the strategy right and dominates the second half of the Sonoma road race to score his 2nd career victory and end a 218 race winless streak.


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06-23-2017, 10:36 PM
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Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Tim Flock, John Kieper, Junior Johnson, Dick Hutcherson, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Tony Stewart, Juan...

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06-24-2017, 08:06 PM
Today in Nascar History June 25th:

Winners on this date: Jimmy Florian, Lee Petty (2 times), David Pearson, Richard Petty (2 times), Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon (2 times), and Kevin Harvick.

June 25th, 1950: Jimmy Florian takes the first Grand National (Cup) Series win for the Ford nameplate by winning at Dayton. The race is held in close to 100 degree temperatures, so Florian drives the race with no shirt.


June 25th, 2006: Jeff Gordon racks up another Road Course win in Sonoma.


June 25th, 2017: Kevin Harvick romps to an easy win leading a SHR Racing 1-2 finish in Sonoma. The win is the first of the year for Harvick and his first at the northern California road course.

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06-25-2017, 07:24 PM
Today in Nascar History June 26th:

Winners on this date: Glen Wood, Richard Petty (3 times), David Pearson, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart (2 times), and Kurt Busch.

June 26th, 2005: Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma.


June 26th, 2011: Kurt Busch destroys the competition in route to an easy victory at Sonoma, his first ever road course triumph.


June 26th, 2012: Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing announce that they will part ways at the end of the season ending a highly successful 13 year relationship.


June 26th, 2016: Tony Stewart uses a bit of luck and lot of vintage Smoke driving to take the victory at Sonoma in a thrilling last lap duel with Denny Hamlin. Stewart's win is his 3rd at Sonoma and the 49th and final of his illustrious career-and also his 1st win in the last 84 races. The popular victory comes in Stewart's last full time Cup season.

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06-26-2017, 06:28 PM
Today in Nascar History June 27th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Herb Thomas, Rex White, Cale Yarborough, Jim Paschal, Bobby Isaac, Jeff Gordon (2 times), and Jimmie Johnson.

June 27th, 1965: Cale Yarborough wins his first career Cup Series Race.


June 27th, 2004: Jeff Gordon racks up another win at Sonoma.


June 27th, 2010: Jimmie Johnson loses the lead at New Hampshire after a late race bump and run from Kurt Busch but catches back up to the 2 car and returns the favor, allowing Johnson to take the checkers for the 5th time in 2010 and the 52nd time in his career.


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06-29-2017, 07:32 PM
Today in Nascar History June 28th:

Winners on this date: Fonty Flock, Lee Petty, Rex White, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano.

June 28th, 2009: After receiving two lucky dog free passes and spinning out, rookie Joey Logano uses brilliant strategy and a little bit of luck to score his first career Cup Series win. The New Hampshire event is halted by rain in the late going and Logano is the beneficiary. The 19 year old's win makes him the youngest driver ever to win a Cup Series race, breaking Kyle Busch's record.


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06-29-2017, 07:33 PM
Today in Nascar History June 29th:

Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Lee Petty, Rex White, and Kurt Busch.

June 29th, 2008: With rain closing in on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch uses strategy to get the lead late in the going and is at the point when the race is stopped and eventually called due to rain, giving Busch his 3rd career victory at the track.


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06-29-2017, 07:35 PM
Today in Nascar History June 30th:

Winners on this date: Lou Figaro, Junior Johnson, Brad Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth.

June 30th, 2012: Brad Keselowski drives a bad fast backup car to a convincing victory in the 2nd ever Cup Race at Kentucky Speedway.


June 30th, 2013: On a Sunday afternoon Matt Kenseth wins a rain delayed Kentucky event for his 4th win of the season. Points leader Jimmie Johnson dominates much of the event but spins out on a late race restart allowing Kenseth to assume the lead and hold on for victory.