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Today in History: Sept. 13

September 13, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1953: Speedy Thompson wins his first Cup race, a 200-lap event on the half-mile dirt track of Central City Speedway in Macon, Ga. Lee Petty finishes second, and Gober Sosebee is third. The win comes in Thompson's 10th start. He finishes his Cup career with 20 wins in 197 starts.