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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 8, 2002 – On this day in history, retired NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth came from the furthest starting spot in the field (31st) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth swapped the lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart five times in the closing laps of the race to take the victory. It was Kenseth’s second of five wins in 2002.

Sunday, April 8, 1973 – On this day in history, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty put on one of the most dominant displays of racing in NASCAR Cup Series history winning the race by four laps over second place Benny Parsons at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Of Petty’s historic 200 NASCAR Cup Series wins, 15 of them came at North Wilkesboro.

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