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Today in History: October 23

October 23, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1955: Buck Baker steams from the pole to prevail in the Wilkes 160, leading every lap at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway. Baker, a 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, wound up five seconds ahead of runner-up Lee Petty at the checkered flag, collecting $1,100 for his 12th win in NASCAR's premier series. Gwyn Staley, Joe Weatherly and Tim Flock rounded out the top five.

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