Today In NASCAR History

March 19, 2012


1967: David Pearson outruns Cale Yarborough down the stretch to score his first win at Bristol International Speedway in the Southeastern 500. Pearson, driving a Cotton Owens-prepared Dodge, leads 70 of the 500 laps to beat Yarborough by seven seconds. Darel Dieringer finishes third, three laps down. The race is a costly one, attrition-wise — only 11 of the 36 starters are running at the finish.