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Today in History: February 23

February 23, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1975: The Richmond 500 becomes the Richard Petty show as Petty leads 444 of the 500 laps and beats second-place Lennie Pond by more than six laps. Benny Parsons, who led the other 56 laps, finishes third, nine laps back. Starting from the pole, Petty leads the first 157 laps and the final 287 laps.