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Today in History: May 4

May 04, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1962: Jimmy Pardue scores his first victory in NASCAR's top division, leading the final 66 laps of a 200-lap main event at Southside Speedway in Richmond, Va. He won twice in the series, taking the lead in what would be his first win when Rex White's engine soured after leading the first 134 laps. Jack Smith placed second and Richard Petty drove home third, one lap down.