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Today in History: April 14

April 14, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1984: Ron Bouchard edges Geoffrey Bodine by half a car-length at Darlington Raceway for his first victory in the Nationwide Series. Bouchard took the lead on the 139th lap and led the rest of the way in the 147-lap event. Bobby Allison finished third with series legends Sam Ard and Jack Ingram fourth and fifth. Bouchard swept both Darlington races that year for his only two wins in the series; the triumphs came three years after his only win in NASCAR's top division, an upset victory at Talladega.