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Today in History: October 5

October 05, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1976: Happy 35th birthday, J.J. Yeley, who is one of four racers to drive the No. 18 Cup car for Joe Gibbs Racing. Dale Jarrett was the first, followed by Bobby Labonte and Yeley. Kyle Busch has been behind the wheel since coming over from Hendrick Motorsports in 2008. Yeley is winless in 272 starts in NASCAR's top three series. He has two top fives in 136 Cup starts, including a second-place finish in the 2007 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.