Today In NASCAR History

August 5, 2012


1962: Jim Paschal rolls to victory in the Nashville 500, leading 307 of the 500 laps on the half-mile asphalt track at the state fairgrounds. Paschal finished four laps ahead of runner-up Richard Petty to claim his 12th win in NASCAR’s top series in a 1-2 sweep for Petty Enterprises cars. Buck Baker came home third, seven laps off the pace.