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October 22, 1989
Harry Gant, won the AC Delco 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National race at the North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, N.C., for the second consecutive year.
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July 1, 1994 | From Associated Press
Harry Gant, preparing for his final run at Daytona International Speedway, says there's one more goal he'd like to achieve before ending his career. "To win one Winston Cup race this year. That's it. That would satisfy me totally," Gant said Thursday. "It doesn't matter where. Just anywhere." Gant, who hasn't finished better than seventh in a race this year, plans to retire in November after 30 seasons in racing. He has mixed feelings about leaving the Winston Cup circuit.
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March 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
Harry Gant 54, who plans to retire this year, beat Larry Pearson by 2.08 seconds Saturday in the Busch Light 300 Grand National stock car race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gant, who won his 21st Grand National, had an average speed of 127.649 m.p.h., breaking the race record of 124.412 set in 1992 by Jeff Gordon. The race also featured a controversy over a first-lap accident involving Shawna Robinson, the first woman to win a Grand National pole.
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February 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Gant won the Pontiac 200 by passing Kenny Wallace on lap 157 and pulling away to win the Busch Grand National race at Richmond, Va. Gant, who averaged 92.156 m.p.h., won $12,625.
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February 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Gant overcame a minor controversy to lead second-round qualifying for Sunday's Daytona 500 with a fast lap of 189.693 m.p.h. on Daytona International Speedway's 2 1/2-mile oval. Gant posted a lap of 190.702 on Sunday, but NASCAR officials disallowed it, ruling his car was a quarter-inch too low.
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October 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Gant, saying it's time to work on his farm and play with his grandchildren, announced he will retire after the 1994 NASCAR season. Gant has spent 14 years on the Winston Cup circuit and won 18 races. He made his announcement at a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway before qualifying for Sunday's Mello Yello 500. The oldest driver to win a NASCAR race, he was first at Darlington in 1991 at 51. He won his first race in 1982 and five races in one season as recently as 1991.
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February 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Gant overcame a minor controversy to lead second-round qualifying for Sunday's Daytona 500 with a fast lap of 189.693 m.p.h. on Daytona International Speedway's 2 1/2-mile oval. Gant posted a lap of 190.702 on Sunday, but NASCAR officials disallowed it, ruling his car was a quarter-inch too low.
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November 2, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dale Earnhardt probably will clinch his fifth Winston Cup stock car driving championship Sunday at Phoenix, but 51-year-old Harry Gant, a master craftsman from Taylorsville, N.C., is this year's biggest NASCAR attraction. Gant, known for years as "Second Place Harry," cast aside that nickname in September, when he had the biggest month in NASCAR history. He was six for seven, winning four Winston Cup and two Busch Grand National races before losing Sept. 29 at North Wilkesboro, N.C.
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October 21, 1991 | From Associated Press
Davey Allison won the battle of the pit crews Sunday, edging Harry Gant by one second to win the AC Delco 500 NASCAR race in record time. Allison trails leader and defending champion Dale Earnhardt by 203 points and Ricky Rudd by 46 in the Winston Cup standings with two races left. It was Allison's first victory at Rockingham, and he did it with a record average speed of 127.292 m.p.h., breaking the mark of 126.452 set by Alan Kulwicki in last year's race.
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September 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Gant took the lead Saturday on the 105th lap and finished with a five-second victory over Robert Pressley in the SplitFire Spark Plugs 200 at Dover, Del. The victory, at 126.538 m.p.h. in a Buick, was the second in a row for Gant, 51, on NASCAR's Busch Grand National circuit and his fourth in a row overall. He won $16,450. He has won the last two races on the elite Winston Cup circuit.
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September 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
The shouts of "one more time" for Harry Gant died out with nine laps remaining Sunday as Dale Earnhardt ended Gant's September magic. A broken brake lining ended Gant's run at a modern-record five consecutive NASCAR Winston Cup victories, consigning him to second place and cutting short a dominating show in the Tyson Holly Farms 400 that had the partisan crowd of more than 40,000 rooting him on at North Wilkesboro, N.C. It was the first time that Gant, from nearby Taylorsville, N.C.
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September 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
The more Harry Gant thought about it, the more he knew he was right. "I figured we had it in the bag, but then I realized how many laps were still left, and I knew it couldn't be this easy," Gant said Sunday after he found a new way to continue his stranglehold on stock car racing. It wasn't that easy. Gant, who had dominated the race for 200 laps, and Rusty Wallace tangled with 122 laps remaining. That pushed Gant's crumpled car back to 12th place, 15 seconds behind leader Ernie Irvan.
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