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Today in History: March 5

March 05, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1978: David Pearson wins the Carolina 500 at Rockingham for his 100th Cup victory. Bobby Allison is second by 1.3 seconds, and Benny Parsons is third, the only other car on the lead lap. Pearson finishes his career with 105 wins, second to Richard Petty's 200. Pearson will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in May.