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Today in History: June 5

June 05, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1983: Ricky Rudd notches his first win in NASCAR's premier series, taming the road course at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway. The victory was the first of many for Richard Childress Racing and its famed No. 3. Bill Elliott finished second, 7 seconds back, with Harry Gant third. Pole-starter Darrell Waltrip, Rudd's main competition in the late stages, faded to seventh place with a deflated tire.