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Today in History: March 5

March 05, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1967: NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty scores his 50th Grand National win in the Fireball 300 at Asheville-Weaverville (N.C.) Speedway, topping runner-up Darel Dieringer by two laps on the half-mile asphalt track. Dieringer holds on for second, one lap ahead of third-place Bobby Allison. The win was the second of what would be Petty's most successful season -- his year-end victory total was 27.