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Today in History: August 3

August 03, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1975: David Pearson drives a Wood Brothers Mercury to a dominant victory in the Purolator 500 at Pocono Raceway, leading 107 of the 200 laps. Richard Petty took second, 4.8 seconds behind. Buddy Baker was third and Benny Parsons fourth. They were the only four drivers on the lead lap at the finish.