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Todayin History: September 15

September 15, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1991: Harry Gant turns in a dominant second half of the race to win the Peak Antifreeze 500 at Dover International Speedway, lapping the field for his third win in a row in NASCAR's premier series. Gant, who led 326 of the 500 laps on the mile track, strung wins together at Darlington, Richmond, Dover and Martinsville during his hot streak, which earned him the unofficial nickname of "Mr. September." Geoffrey Bodine finished second with Morgan Shepherd third. Just 16 of 40 cars were running at the finish, largely because of a 15-car wreck that thinned the field in the 69th lap.