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Today in History: November 5

November 05, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1961: Jack Smith wins the first race of the 1962 season -- even though it is November 1961. In fact, there will be another race the following week before the season shuts down until Daytona in February. On this day, Joe Weatherly finishes second and Cotton Owens third on the half-mile dirt track of Concord (N.C.) Speedway.