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Today in History: February 15

February 15, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1976: David Pearson edges Richard Petty for his only Daytona 500 triumph after their historic last-lap crash coming to the checkered flag. Pearson's crumpled Wood Brothers Mercury limps across the finish line first as Petty's battered Dodge stalls out 50 yards shy of the stripe.