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Today in History: July 7

July 07, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1956: Joe Weatherly wins a 200-lap Convertible Series race at Civic Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y., one of two NASCAR races to be held on the paved quarter-mile track. On this day, Weatherly finishes a lap ahead of runner-up Glen Wood, with Larry Odo and Bob Welborn finishing third and fourth, also a lap back. Civic Stadium would host its only Cup race two years later.