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Today in History: June 16

June 16, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1996: Dale Earnhardt Inc. makes its first appearance in a Cup Series race, with Jeff Green behind the wheel of the No. 14 Racing For Kids Chevrolet. Green's day ends early, though, when his engine quits after 89 laps of the 200-lap UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono. Jeff Gordon gets the win on this day, with Ricky Rudd second and Geoffrey Bodine third.