On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 13, 2019 – On this day in history, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. one his first of two NASCAR Cup Series races in his season sweep of Richmond Raceway in 2019. Truex led 186 of the 400 laps and finished 0.178 second ahead of Team Penske’s Joey Logano. Truex would go on to win a series season-most of seven races in 2019.

Sunday, April 13, 1958 – On this day in history, NASCAR Hall of Famers Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly finished 1-2, respectively, in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia. Weatherly won the pole and Turner started second, but Turner jumped out front leading 75 laps on his way to the win. It was Turner’s second of three wins in 1958.

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