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Today in History: November 4

November 04, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1990: Dale Earnhardt takes the lead in the 51st lap and never looks back, pacing the rest of the 312 laps at Phoenix. Ken Schrader finished a close second, .67 seconds back, with Morgan Shepherd third. The victory allowed Earnhardt to snatch the points lead away from Mark Martin, who finished 10th. Two weeks later at Atlanta, Earnhardt sealed the fourth of his record-tying seven championships in NASCAR's premier series.