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Today in History: August 28

August 28, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1961: Happy 50th birthday, Randy Lajoie, a two-time Nationwide Series champion. Lajoie won the 1996 and '97 titles, winning five races each year. He closed out a 19-year career in the series in 2006 with 15 wins in 350 starts. He made 44 starts in the Cup Series during 12 seasons. His best finish was fifth at Martinsville in 1998, his only top-five in Cup.