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Today in History: August 25

August 25, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1962: Ned Jarrett finishes more than a lap ahead of Richard Petty to win the first Cup race at Valdosta (Ga.) Speedway, a half-mile dirt track. Joe Weatherly finishes third, three laps back. Thirteen cars are in the field, and the 10 cars running at the end of the race all finish in the top 10.