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This Day in Sports History: June 4

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 4

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 4 is a day in which Kobe and Shaq completed a series-clinching alley-oop and Randy Johnson achieved that magic number for pitching wins.

 

Funniest NASCAR Commercials of All Time

10 Wildest NASCAR Moments at Watkins Glen

The Greatest Moments of NASCAR's All-Star Race

NASCAR goes under the lights at Kansas Speedway

Geoffrey Miller's five things to watch at Kansas Speedway
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a new roof cam, a new night race, Kurt Busch’s Double, Goodyear tires and the Family Blaney kick off a weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway.

Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a new roof cam, a new night race, Kurt Busch’s Double, Goodyear tires and the Family Blaney kick off a weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR's 12 Greatest All-Star Races

NASCAR's Top 12 Most Dominant Streaks

NASCAR's greatest runs of success at it's most daunting racetracks
<p> From Richard Petty to Dale Earnhardt to Jimmie Johnson, Athlon Sports contributor Vito Pugliese ranks NASCAR's greatest runs of success at it's most daunting racetracks.</p>

Jimmie Johnson’s eighth career win at Martinsville last Sunday highlighted his dominance at that particular track. Johnson has won seven of the last 14 visits to the track and in 23 starts has an average finish of 5.3. While he still has a way to go to match Richard Petty’s mark of 15 wins at the paperclip, it did bring to mind some past performances at other tracks by NASCAR stars who were able to hit on some unmistakable magic. Let's take a look at the top 12 most dominant streaks in NASCAR:

NASCAR'S Changing of the Guard

A generation of good ol' boys faces retirement
<p> A generation of good ol' boys faces retirement</p>
2005

In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks at NASCAR throughout the decade.

The following feature was originally published in the 2005 Athlon Sports Racing annual: