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Today in History: April 11

April 11, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1965: Marvin Panch is credited with victory in the Atlanta 500 after A.J. Foyt takes the checkered flag as his relief driver at Atlanta International Raceway. Panch, who started from the pole in the Wood Brothers' No. 21 Ford, became ill during the race. The team asked Foyt, who already had retired with mechanical issues, to finish the race. Bobby Johns finished second, 2 seconds back, with Ned Jarrett third, four laps down. Only 12 of the 44 starters were running at the finish.