Sunday, April 11, 2015 – On this day in history, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson started fifth and led 134 laps and beat runner-up Kevin Harvick to the finish by 1.107 seconds in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was his fifth of his career seven NASCAR Cup Series wins at Texas. Johnson swept the 2015 season at Texas.
Monday, April 11, 1966 – On this day in history, NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson battled with driver Tom Pistone in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Winston-Salem Speedway. Pearson started on the pole but Pistone jumped out front early leading six laps, then Pearson locked in and took the lead and led 194 laps and won. Pearson won 15 races in 1966 and his first of three NASCAR Cup Series championships (1966, ’68, ’69).