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Phillips Wins Short Track Title For Fifth Time

September 11, 1996

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Larry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., has won his fifth NASCAR Winston Racing Series national championship, NASCAR’s national title of weekly short track stock car racing.

Phillips, 54, will receive a record $114,000 for the championship. He is the only driver in the 15-year history of the program to win the national championship more than once. His other titles came in 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1995.

Phillips won 14 feature races in 20 starts this year.

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