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Hornish Slams Johnson: Shades of Barrett-Wallace in 1989

As Sam Hornish Jr.'s car slid off of the wall and hit the No. 48 Chevrolet last week at Texas, it brought many Rusty Wallace fans back to 1989. The 1989 crash at the Autoworks 500 struck fire for Rusty Wallace fans, and thinking about it today still makes them go absolutely crazy. It was 1989 at the Phoenix International Raceway.  The race, the Autoworks 500. Rusty was coming off a second-place finish at Rockingham and had a 109-point lead heading into the second-to-last race at Phoenix. The race to the championship was down to three drivers, Rusty Wallace, 109 points over second place Dale Earnhardt, and 125 points over third place Mark Martin. It looked like Rusty was going to run away with it. It looked like the best team in the sport,...

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