Today in NASCAR History


1985: Jimmy Hensley gets past Tommy Houston with 20 laps left and leads the rest of the way to win the Kroger 200 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Hensley, who posted the third of his nine career wins in the series, was nine seconds ahead of Houston at the finish in the caution-free race. Larry Pearson took third as the first driver one lap down on the .686-mile oval.

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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.