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Today in History: June 9

June 09, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1963: Richard Petty beats Junior Johnson to the finish line by 2 seconds in a 200-lap race at half-mile Fairgrounds Raceway in Birmingham, Ala. Buck Baker is third, two laps back. It is the King's first of two wins at Birmingham. In his five starts at the track, Petty also finishes second twice and third once. His average start is 3.2; his average finish 1.8.