Today In NASCAR History

August 3, 2012


1975: David Pearson drives a Wood Brothers Mercury to a dominant victory in the Purolator 500 at Pocono Raceway, leading 107 of the 200 laps. Richard Petty took second, 4.8 seconds behind. Buddy Baker came home third and Benny Parsons fourth as the only four drivers on the lead lap at the finish.