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Today in History: September 7

September 07, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1964: Buck Baker wins the Southern 500 for his 46th and final Cup victory. Jim Paschal finishes second, two laps back, and Richard Petty is another two laps back in third. Also notable about this race: it's the last time Baker leads a lap in a Cup race. He makes 134 more starts before retiring in 1976.