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Today in History: May 3

May 03, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1981: NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison outduels Buddy Baker down the stretch for a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Allison, who started from the pole, took the lead for the final time on the last lap to win by one-tenth of a second; the two traded the lead seven times in the final 12 laps. Darrell Waltrip finished third in a 1-2-3 sweep by Buick.