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Today in History: Oct. 31

October 31, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1993: Mark Martin leads more than 200 laps in a Cup race for the first time in his victory in the Slick 50 500 at Phoenix. In Martin's 827 Cup starts, he has led more than 200 laps five times, the last time in 2009 at Bristol. On this day, Martin wins by .170 seconds over Ernie Irvan and Kyle Petty finishes third.