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Today in History: February 17

February 17, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1957: Cotton Owens speeds to victory in the fastest NASCAR Grand National race run on the Daytona Beach road course. Owens, driving one of just five Pontiacs in the 57-car field, leads 30 of the 39 laps to win by 55 seconds over runner-up Johnny Beauchamp. The race averages 101.541 mph.