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Today in History: November 8

November 08, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1998: In the season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon wins his 13th race of the season, tying a Modern Era record first set by Richard Petty in 1975. There were 30 races in the 1975 season, 33 in 1998. On this day, Gordon wins by .739 seconds over Dale Jarrett, and Mark Martin finishes third.