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    Today in NASCAR History

    February 27th

    1949: A second experimental Strictly Stock Late Model race is added to the three-event racing card at Broward Speedway. Benny Georgeson drives a 1947 Buick to victory in the 10-mile contest. Roadsters and Sports Cars are the headlining attraction, but much interest in focused on the new Strictly Stock event. Bob Flock wins the Roadster race ant an average speed of 104.5 mph.

    1955: Tim Flock is declared the winner of the 160-mile Daytona Beach race when Fireball Roberts' Buick is disqualified on a technicality. Flock wins for team owner Carl Kiekhaefer, who makes his maiden voyage in NASCAR a successful one.

    1965: Ned Jarrett wins the 100-mile race at Spartanburg by an incredible 22 laps. Only 16 cars start the race. Independent driver G.C. Spencer finishes second despite only completing 178 of the 200 laps.

    1966: Richard Petty overcomes a two-lap deficit and wins the Daytona 500 in a runaway. Petty is a full lap in front of runner-up Cale Yarborough when a thunderstorm halts the race after 198 of the scheduled 200 laps.

    1994: In Rusty Wallace's second start in a Ford, he rides to victory in the Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham. Wallace and the Roger Penske team switched from Pontiacs to Ford's during the off-season.

    NASCAR Driver Birthday's in February

    Reed Sorenson was born on 02.05.1986 and is currently 23.
    Brad Keselowski was born on 02.12.1984 and is currently 25.
    Brad Coleman was born on 02.26.1988 and is currently 21.

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    Nice touch. Appreciate the effort.
    Gonna miss the Magician
    Just another tricky day for you.

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    Todays Birthdays…

    Teddy McClure, Jeff Almond, Mario Andretti

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    1960: Young Richard Petty scores his first win of his career in the 100-mile NASCAR Grand National event at the Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway. The 22-year old Petty collects $800 for his first win.

    1965: Richard Petty loses control of his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda drag car at a drag strip in Dallas, Georgia. The car veers into a group of spectators, killing an eight-year old boy.

    1971: A.J. Foyt drives the Wood Brothers Mercury to victory in the 500-miler at the new Ontario Motor Speedway. Foyt goes down in the record book winning the 1000th NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National race.

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    Today in NASCAR History

    March 1st

    1970: James Hylton holds off a furious rally by Richard Petty to win the Richmond 500. It is Hylton's first career NASCAR Grand National win and his first start in a Ford after campaigning a Dodge for four years.

    1981: Darrell Waltrip drives the Junior Johnson Buick to win Rockingham's Carolina 500. Waltrip has won two of his first four starts with the highly regarded Johnson team.

    1986: Dale Earnhardt becomes the first driver to win the first two races of a Nationwide season with his victory at Rockingham. His victory a week earlier at Daytona is his second of seven Nationwide Series wins at Daytona.

    1998: Mark Martin drives his Ford Taurus to victory in the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Martin finishes 1.6 seconds ahead of teammate Jeff Burton as the jack Roush team posts a 1-2 showing.

    Todays Birthdays…

    Jim Horton, Dave Marcis, Travis Kvapil, Tim Steele, Mike Morrison

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    Today in NASCAR History

    March 2nd:

    1958: Four days after the race, Lee Petty is declared the victor of the 100 mile Nascar race at Concord speedway despite protests from Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson. Scorecard data shows that Petty finished the 200 laps first although Turner started on the pole and led the entire distance.

    1997: Rusty Wallace wins the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond in what turns out to be his only win of the Cup season. The victory gives Wallace wins in 12 straight seasons; he would run the streak to 16 before it ends in 2002.

    2008: Carl Edwards wins his 2nd Sprint Cup race in 6 days by holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr at Las Vegas. It is Edwards 9th career Sprint Cup win. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart both suffer hard crashes during the event.

    Todays Birthdays:

    David Reutimann, Robert “Bootie” Barker, Cully Barraclough, Harold Holly, Erin Blaney, Lisa Price, Blake Mallory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_But_Wise View Post
    Today in NASCAR History

    March 1st


    Todays Birthdays…

    Jim Horton, Dave Marcis, Travis Kvapil, Tim Steele, Mike Morrison
    Stinks that Travis couldn't race on his birthday. Thanx to Yates giving his driver points to Menard but I guess Daddy's money talks.
    LEMMY IS GOD!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nascar-NJDevils View Post
    Stinks that Travis couldn't race on his birthday. Thanx to Yates giving his driver points to Menard but I guess Daddy's money talks.
    Then Menard slams the wall...Thats justice

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    Today in Nascar History

    March 3

    1991: Kyle Petty leads 380 of the 492 laps in Rockingham's Goodwrench 500, but has to rally from a lap deficit to seal his first win of the season.

    1996: In his 96th Cup start, Jeff Gordon wins his 10th race, finishing .56 seconds ahead of Dale Jarrett in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond.


    Todays Birthdays

    Dave Rodman, Chad Trickle, Bill Snyder, Bobby Lord

    Last race won on this day: 3/3/02

    Sterling Marlin won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_But_Wise View Post
    Then Menard slams the wall...Thats justice

    I guess it was Karma's birthday gift to Travis.
    LEMMY IS GOD!!!!!!!!

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    Today in Nascar History

    March 4

    1990: Kyle Petty wins the GM Goodwrench 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway and pockets $284,550. The total includes $220,400 in Unocal 76 money that goes to a driver who wins the pole and the race.

    2001: In his 318th NASCAR start, Ted Musgrave, 45, picks up his first win, beating Travis Kvapil by 10.588 seconds in the Florida Dodge Dealers 400k truck race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To that point, Musgrave had been winless in 298 Cup, 15 Nationwide and four truck starts.


    Todays Birthdays

    Rick Mast, Gary Cogswell, Pat Tryson, Chris Passantino


    Last race won on this day: 3/4/01

    Jeff Gordon won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles
    Jeff's first win of 2001 on his way to the Championship.
    Gordon was the perfectly happy beneficiary of then-race leader Matt Kenseth's pit stop with 19 to go -- Gordon inherited the lead for the second time and then calmly ran away from second-place finisher Dale Jarrett. Gordon won $369,602.

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    Today in NASCAR History

    March 5

    1972: A.J. Foyt leads most of the way and posts an impressive win in the second annual 500-miler at Ontario Motor Speedway. ABC Sports, which televises the second half of the race live across the nation, reports that the final half hour draws a 12.3 Nielsen rating.

    1978: David Pearson rallies from a late spin, passes Benny Parsons, and drives to victory in the Carolina 500 at Rockingham's North Carolina Speedway. It is the 100th win of Pearson's illustrious career.


    1983: Davey Allison finishes 25th in his first NASCAR start, the Coca-Cola 200 Nationwide Series race at Rockingham. Dale Earnhardt picks up the win with Davey’s father, Bobby, second.

    March 5th, 2008: Carl Edwards and his Roush Team are slammed by Nascar for rule infractions during post race inspection after his win in Las Vegas-Nascar penalizes Edwards and his car owner Roush 100 points a piece and takes hi 10 bonus points away for winning the event-crew chief Bob Osborne is also supsended for 6 weeks.

    Todays Birthdays

    Cale Gale, Sutherlin Marlin

    Last race won on this day: 3/5/2000

    Jeff Burton won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles

    This was the 3rd time in less than a year that Jeff Burton won a rain-shortened race, leading to the "Rain Main" moniker for a time.

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    Today in NASCAR History
    March 6

    1952: Marshall Teague starts from the pole and leads all 200 laps on the half-mile dirt track of Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla. Defending champ Herb Thomas finishes second and Frankie Schneider third.

    1988: Neil Bonnett comes from the 30th starting position to win at Rockingham. Bonnett edges Lake Speed by less than a second. The first four finishers are running hoosier tires.


    Last race won on this day: 3/5/1994

    Ernie Irvan won at Richmond International Raceway
    400 miles

    Ernie Irvin led 189 laps beating Rusty Wallace at the finish,followed by Gordon and Earnhardt.

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    Today in NASCAR History
    March 7

    1993: Davey Allison leads all but four of the final 157 laps and throttles his Ford to an easy win in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

    1999: The Burton brothers, Jeff and Ward, finish 1-2 in the Las Vegas 400, the first of three times they finish 1-2 in the 1999 Cup season. In 372 common Cup races, those are the only times they finish 1-2 and Jeff wins all three.

    Todays Birthdays

    Janet Guthrie, Katelyn Benson

    Last race won on this day: 3/7/2004

    Matt Kenseth won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    'It's fun,'' Kenseth said after leading a race-high 123 of 267 laps in winning the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 for the second consecutive year. ''We won only one race last year and have come out of the box this year. It's been a fun two weeks, the most fun I've had in a racecar in my life.''

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    Today in NASCAR history
    March 8

    March 8th, 1936: Daytona Beach city officials conduct a 240 mile late model stock car race to replace the speed trials. Milt Marion wins as a young man named Bill France finishes fifth.

    1953: Herb Thomas wins the only Cup race run at Harnett Speedway in Spring Lake, N.C., leading all 200 laps on the half-mile dirt track. Dick Rathmann finishes second three laps back, and Lee Petty is third.

    1987: Dale Earnhardt crashes in practice, but drives a repaired Chevrolet to his 22nd career victory in the Miller High Life 400 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway.


    Todays Birthdays

    Buddy Barnes, Mark Green, Ronnie Thomas, Mark Smith, Kirk Shelmerdine, Frank Parrish

    Last race won on this day: 3/8/1992

    Bill Elliott won at Richmond International Raceway,300 miles
    Another dominant performance for Awesome Bill, winning his second of four consecutive races. The season capstone Hooters 500 would mark his only other win all year.
    After cruising through 399 laps of today's Pontiac Excitement 400, Bill Elliott found himself in a shootout with Alan Kulwicki on the day's most important lap - the last one.

    Despite taking a bump off the final turn, Elliott held off the charging Kulwicki to win the 300-mile event by 18 inches for his second straight win this season, before 65,200 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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    March 9

    1969: David Pearson wins the final race at Rockingham before it is reconfigured from a flat one-mile oval to a high-banked D-shaped 1.017 track. Pearson’s other four wins at Rockingham come on the reconfigured track.

    1997: Dale Jarrett breezes to victory at Atlanta for his first win of the season. Ernie Irvan finishes second giving Robert Yates a 1-2 finish. Steve Grissom survives a terrible crash on the backstretch late in the race without serious injury.

    2003:Bobby Labonte won the MBNA Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his 6th career win at the track and 20th career win. It was Labonte's first win since Martinsville last April, 31 races ago and it extends Labonte's streak of winning a race every year to 9 years

    Todays Birthdays

    Jeanne Barnes, Wilma Blevins, Kevin Graves, Fred Bickford, Danny Sullivan

    Last race won on this day: 3/9/2008

    Kyle Busch takes advantage of Carl Edwards misfortune late in the running to win at Atlanta. It is his first win for JGR and for the Toyota Brand in the cup series.

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