This Week in NASCAR Sept. 25-Oct.1

This Week in NASCAR is a look back at the weekly happenings in NASCAR's extensive history. Join us, as we reminisce about some of memorable events in the history books.

Fred Lorenzen stands by his car prior to the Old Dominion 500. Lorenzen would win, have
his win stripped from him and the awarded back to him in just a matter of days.
September 25, 1966: Fred Lorenzen is flagged the winner of the Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville, but has his victory stripped due to an oversized fuel tank. Three days later, NASCAR reverses its decision, and restores Lorenzen’s victory, even though the fuel cell in his Ford held 23.1 gallons of fuel, 1.1 gallons too many. NASCAR announces that since the fuel cell in question was bought directly from a Firestone dealer, the spirit of the rules wasn’t encroached.

Ernie Irvan and Robery Yates celebrate winning the Goody's 500 after Irvan filled the seat of
Davey Allison. Allison was killed just a short time before (July 13, 1993) en route to Talladega Superspeedway.
Credit: Getty Images/NASCAR
September 26, 1993: Ernie Irvan wins the Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway in his fourth start with Robert Yates Racing. Irvan is wearing a Davey Allison T-shirt under his uniform in honor of the late driver he replaced on the Yates Ford team.

Darrell Waltrip's No. 17 takes a victory lap around Martinsville are winning his
first race with Hendrick Motorsports.  Credit: Getty Images
September 27, 1987: Darrell Waltrip barges his way through Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte on the final lap to score his first win with Hendrick Motorsports in the wild Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Labonte and Earnhardt spin in the third turn as Waltrip shoots through the gap to score the win.


Herb Thomas holds the record for winning with the
slowest race average in NASCAR Grand National history.
September 28, 1952: Herb Thomas creeps to within 174 points of leader Tim Flock in the NASCAR Grand National Title Chase with a victory in the 100-mile event at Wilson, NC. Thomas averages 35.398 mph, and takes almost three hours to complete the race. It was the slowest average speed in NASCAR Grand National history.

Marvin Panch stands by prior to the Wilkes 250, his first race since sustaining injuries
during the February Daytona race.
September 29, 1963: Marvin Panch, on the comeback trail after suffering serious injuries at Daytona in February, wheels the Wood Brothers Ford to victory in the Wilkes 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Panch leads the final 49 laps to score his first win since the 1961 Daytona 500.

Cars line up for the non-points race at Civic Stadium in Buffalo, NY.
September 30, 1950: NASCAR promotes a 25-mile, non-points race for NASCAR Grand National cars at the ¼ mile Civic Stadium in Buffalo,NY. Won by Bobby Courtwright, the race is the “pilot” event for the upcoming NASCAR Short Track Grand National Circuit.


Richard Petty continues his winning streak at North Wilkesboro and claimed
his 10th consecutive win at the track.
October 1. 1967: With several of the top racing officials from Ford Motor Company looking on, Richard Petty continues his phenomenal winning streak by taking the checkers for the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Petty scores his record-shattering 10th consecutive victory.
This Week in NASCAR Sept. 25-Oct.1 This Week in NASCAR Sept. 25-Oct.1 Reviewed by Kristin Weaver on Sunday, September 25, 2011 Rating: 5

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