Sunday, April 12, 2014, On this day in history, NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick put on a clinic in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway leading 238 of scheduled 374 laps and winning from the pole. Harvick would put up a total of five wins in 2014 and win his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Sunday, April 12, 1987 – On this day in history, the titans of NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty finished 1-2, respectively, in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was just the second time in either of their historic careers the two had finished first or second in the same race – the first was at Atlanta on Nov. 2, 1986. Earnhardt would go on to win his third title in 1987.