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Today in History: March 12

March 12, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1961: Fireball Roberts laps the field twice to win the final NASCAR Grand National race at Marchbanks Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Roberts, driving the only Pontiac in the 36-car field, leads all 178 laps on the 1.4-mile asphalt track. Eddie Gray finishes two laps down in second place with Danny Letner three laps back in third.