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    Today in Nascar History May 20th:

    Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Richard Petty (2 times), and Neil Bonnett.

    All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Dale Earnhardt 1990, Michael Waltrip 1996, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000, Jimmie Johnson 2006, and Kyle Busch 2017.


    May 20th, 1979: Neil Bonnett passes Cale Yarborough with 3 laps to go to win in just his 3rd start in the Wood Brothers famed #21.




    May 20th, 1984: Richard Petty takes the win at Dover. It is his 199th career win.




    May 20th, 2000: Rookie Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives to Victory in the All Star race at Charlotte.



    May 20th, 2017: Kyle Busch passes Brad Keselowski on a slick final restart and pulls away to take his first All Star victory at Charlotte. It is the talented driver's first victory in a Cup car at the track.

    Last edited by race crazy; 05-21-2017 at 01:56 PM.

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    Today in Nascar History May 21st:

    Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Richard Petty (2 times), Joe Weatherly, Lloyd Dane, and David Pearson.

    All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Rusty Wallace 1989, Geoff Bodine 1994, Carl Edwards 2011, and Joey Logano 2016.

    May 21st, 1971: The independent driver’s union mini boycotts the 100 mile race in Asheville, NC due to lack of payoffs and appearance fees for them. 7 independents pull off the track, leaving 5 cars left to run. Richard Petty beats Elmo Langley by 4 laps to win the race.

    May 21st, 1989: Rusty Wallace spins Darrell Waltrip out of the lead to win the Winston All Star race at Charlotte. Waltrip and Wallace’s crews get in a fight post-race and Waltrip says that he hopes Rusty “chokes on that 200,000”. This event altered the popularity of both drivers greatly-Waltrip positively for the rest of his career and Wallace negatively for a longtime.



    May 21st, 1994: Geoff Bodine charges late in the going to win a wreck-filled Winston All Star race.



    May 21st, 2011: Carl Edwards passes Kyle Busch late in the going to score the victory in the Sprint All Star Race. In his post race celebration Edwards destroys his Roush Fenway Ford in the infield in a bizarre turn of events.



    May 21st, 2016: Joey Logano passes Kyle Larson with 2 laps to go and goes on to win a weird and odd Sprint All Star Race.


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    Today in Nascar History May 22nd:

    Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Lee Petty, Marvin Panch, and Darrell Waltrip,

    All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Terry Labonte (2 times), Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, and Kurt Busch.

    May 22nd, 1966: Marvin Panch quits the Ford team and drives a Richard Petty Plymouth to the win in the World 600 at Charlotte. Only 11 of the 44 starters finish the event.





    May 22nd, 1988: Terry Labonte passes Bill Elliott and goes on to win the Winston All Star race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QamrkeXxxbk



    May 22nd, 1993: Mark Martin dominates the Winston All Star race but Dale Earnhardt pounces on a late race restart to snatch the win away from Martin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4CnRJnkQzs



    May 22nd, 1995: Jeff Gordon cruises to victory in the Winston All Star race as carnage happens behind him throughout the event. Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip have a big crash racing for lead on a restart which results in injuries for Waltrip. (this was also the race where Dale brought out the Silver car, which started the special paint scheme craze)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp3HGL-oeS4



    May 22nd, 1999: Terry Labonte passes rookie Tony Stewart late in the going to win his 2nd career All Star race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wda40pFQecg



    May 22nd, 2004: Matt Kenseth loosens up Ryan Newman to get by and win the All Star race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj9XH6opMJE



    May 22nd, 2005: Mark Martin, driving the #6 with a retro pain job harking back to his Valvoline days, wins the All Star race over Elliott Sadler.



    May 22nd, 2010: Kurt Busch comes from way back and charges to the front on the final 10 lap restart to win the Sprint All-star race, the first All-Star win of his career.


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    Today in Nascar History May 23rd:


    Winners on this date: Gober Sosebee, Bill Blair, Johnny Rogers, Lee Petty, Fred Lorenzen, and Bobby Isaac.


    May 23rd, 1948: Nascar holds three events that count for championship points in three different locations-Gober Sosebee wins at Macon, GA, Bill Blair wins in Danville, VA, and Johnny Rogers wins at Dover, NJ.


    May 23rd, 2010: The inaugural class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is officially inducted-Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Dale Earnhardt Sr., Junior Johnson, and Richard Petty.




    May 23rd, 2011: The 2nd class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is officially inducted-Lee Petty, Bud Moore, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, and David Pearson.




    May 23rd, 2012: The 4th class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is announced. Herb Thomas, Leonard Wood, Rusty Wallace, Cotton Owens, and Buck Baker are chosen by the voting panel.


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    Today in Nascar History May 24th:

    Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Bob Welborn, Rex White, Jim Paschal, Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, Kyle Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon.

    May 24th, 1964: Jim Paschal posts his first career win by winning the World 600 at Charlotte. The race is also tragic as Fireball Roberts crashes and bursts into flames on the 8th lap-he would succumb to his injuries from the crash on July 2nd :(






    May 24th, 1970: Donnie Allison wins by over two laps to claim the World 600. ABC cameras join the race in progress just over halfway through.





    May 24th, 1987: Kyle Petty, driving for the Wood Brothers, wins the World 600 and gives the Wood Brothers Team its 70th superspeedway victory overall. Petty is in position to win the race due to heavy attrition.





    May 24th, 1992: Dale Earnhardt wins the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte by outrunning Ernie Irvan on the racetrack and by using some questionable tactics on pit lane. Earnhardt comes in trailing Irvan by 3 seconds on the last pit stop and their pit times are essentially the same, yet Earnhardt emerges from the pits 1.2 seconds ahead of Irvan. The competitors cry foul and protest that he was speeding on pit road.





    May 24th, 1998: Jeff Gordon passes Rusty Wallace late in the going to win the Coca Cola 600. The win catapults Gordon into the points lead.



    May 24th, 2017: The 2018 Nascar Hall of Fame class is announced. Robert Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier, and Ron Hornaday are all honored.

  7. #27
    Today in Nascar History May 26th:

    Winners on this date: Eddie Pagan, Buddy Baker, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, Davey Allison, Dale Jarrett, and Mark Martin.

    May 26th, 1974: David Pearson scores his 80th career win by winning the World 600. Pearson passes Richard Petty with 9 laps to go and beats the #43 by a car length to the finish line.

    May 26th, 1985: After winning the inaugural all-star race the day before, Darrell Waltrip doubles up and wins the Coca Cola World 600 at Charlotte.



    May 26th, 1996: Dale Jarrett holds off Jeff Gordon and cruises to an easy win in the Coca Cola 600 as lots of carnage happens behind him throughout the event.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7pWTSr1-Fc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRzvFmfxqe4



    May 26th, 2002: Mark Martin ends a winless streak of almost 2 years by holding off teammate Matt Kenseth while going through lapped traffic in the late laps to win the Coca Cola 600.


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    Today in Nascar History May 27th:

    Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Herb Thomas, Eddie Gray, Nelson Stacy, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Casey Mears, and Kasey Kahne.

    May 27th, 1962: Nelson Stacy overtakes a slowing David Pearson with 8 laps remaining to win the 3rd annual World 600. Pearson is headed towards his 2nd straight 600 win when his motor gives out 8 laps from the finish.



    May 27th, 2001: Jeff Burton ends a slump with a victory in the Coca Cola 600. Tony Stewart finishes 3rd after finishing 6th earlier in the day at the Indianapolis 500. An exhausted Stewart completes all 1,100 miles of racing for the day.



    May 27th, 2007: Casey Mears avoids the multiple wrecks and uses fuel strategy to win his first career race, the Coca Cola 600.



    May 27th, 2012: Kasey Kahne scores his first win for Hendrick Motorsports and his 3rd overall career victory in the Coca Cola 600. Kahne dominates the 2nd half of the event and cruises to an easy win.


  9. #29
    Today in Nascar History May 28th:

    Winners on this date: Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Jim Paschal, Bobby Isaac, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip (2 times), Neil Bonnett, Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, and TBD 2017.

    May 28th, 1961: 2nd year driver David Pearson scores his first career win in the 2nd annual World 600. Pearson comes across the line on just 3 tires after blowing a tire with 2 laps to go.






    May 28th, 1995: Bobby Labonte wins the Coca Cola 600 to score his first career Cup victory. His brother Terry finishes 2nd, making it the first time brothers had finished 1-2 in a Cup event since 1971-when Bobby and Donnie Allison did it-also in the 600.





    May 28th, 2000: Rookie Matt Kenseth holds off fellow rookie Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Coca Cola 600 and score his first career Cup victory.





    May 28th, 2006: Kasey Kahne dominates the Coca Cola 600 and wins Nascar's longest race.




    May 28th, 2017: TBD


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