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Today in History: September 17

September 17, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1961: David Pearson makes a last-lap pass of Junior Johnson to win the Dixie 400 at Atlanta. Pearson leads only the last lap, and it is the only Cup win of his 105 in which he leads only one lap. Johnson finishes second, 5 seconds back, and Fireball Roberts is third, the only other car on the lead lap.