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Today in History: July 9

July 09, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1961: Fred Lorenzen wins the Festival 250 at Atlanta, his first of four victories at the 1.5-mile track in Hampton, Ga. Lorenzen leads a race-high 52 of 167 laps and wins by more than a lap over Bob Welborn. Richard Petty is third, three laps back.