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Today in History: March 6

March 06, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1955: Lee Petty surges to the lead in the 65th lap and leads the rest of the 200-lap main event in the last NASCAR Grand National race at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, Ga. Don White places second and pole-sitter Dick Rathman, who led the first 64 laps, takes third. The half-mile dirt track, which opened just outside of Savannah in 1951, still hosts weekly racing events.