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Today in History: July 16

July 16, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1966: Pole-sitter Tom Pistone and James Hylton have the dominant cars, but it is Bobby Allison who gets the win in a 60-mile race at two-tenths of a mile Islip (N.Y.) Speedway. Pistone leads the first 146 laps before retiring with wheel-bearing problems, giving way to Hylton, who leads the next 146 laps. But Allison leads the final eight laps of the 300-lap race and wins by two laps over Hylton. Ned Jarrett is third, three laps back. Pistone finishes 17th in the field of 29 cars. Thirteen are running at the end the 76-minute race.