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Today in History: June 12

June 12, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1977: Richard Petty wins his sixth and final road-course race in the Cup series, the NAPA 400 at Riverside. Petty leads 71of 95 laps and beats David Pearson by 9.6 seconds. Cale Yarborough is third, the only other car on the lead lap. Five of Petty's road-course wins come at Riverside. His sixth win -- and the first of his career -- came in July 1963 at Bridgehampton (N.Y.) Raceway.