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Today is History: May 1

May 01, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1977: After failing to finish eight of his first nine races at Talladega, Darrell Waltrip not only finishes the Winston 500, but also wins it, beating Cale Yarborough, Benny Parsons and Donnie Allison in a last-lap shootout. Yarborough is second, .29 seconds back. Waltrip finishes his career with four Cup wins at Talladega in 54 starts. He also has 23 DNFs to go along with his 19 top-10s. Only three of those DNFs were for crashes.