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Today in History: Sept. 20

September 20, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1964: Legendary owner-driver Cotton Owens finishes second in his final Cup start, a 150-mile race at Orange Speedway, a nine-tenths-mile dirt track in Hillsborough, N.C. Ned Jarrett wins the race by a lap, and Larry Thomas finishes third, five laps behind Jarrett. Owens finishes his driving career with nine wins and 10 poles in 160 starts over 15 seasons. As an owner, Owens wins 38 races and 33 poles along with the 1966 championship with David Pearson behind the wheel of his No. 6 Dodge.