Today In NASCAR History

1976: David Pearson outruns Cale Yarborough for win No. 94 in NASCAR’s top series, prevailing by three car-lengths in the Cam 2 Motor Oil 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Pearson led 24 of the 200 laps in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Mercury. Yarborough led 129 laps, and his runner-up finish helped him grab the points lead from Benny Parsons, who wound up 19th; Yarborough went on to win the first of three straight Cup titles. Bobby Allison finished third, followed by pole-starter Richard Petty and Buddy Baker.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.