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Today in History: October 3

October 03, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the EA Sports 500 at Talladega and swears on live TV after the race, which results in a 25-point penalty. It doesn't affect Junior in the final standings, as he finishes fifth in the first Chase for the Sprint Cup, 138 points behind champion Kurt Busch. On this day, Kevin Harvick finishes second, .117 seconds back, and Dale Jarrett is third.