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Today in History: Oct. 18

October 18, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1964: Richard Petty finishes third in the National 400 despite crashing and failing to finish the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fred Lorenzen wins by a lap over Jim Paschal, and Petty is another lap back. Of Petty's 555 top-five finishes in the Cup series, six are DNFs.