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Today in History: February 22

February 22, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1959: Richard Petty finishes 57th of 59 cars in the first Daytona 500 to record the lowest finish in his NASCAR career. His engine fails after eight laps. It wasn't a total loss that day for the Petty family. Richard's dad, Lee, wins the race.

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