Today in NASCAR History

1987: Larry Pearson bypasses Joe Thurman with 10 laps left and leads the rest of the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ Budweiser 200 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga. The win was the second of six that season for Pearson, who went on to win his second straight series title. Mike Alexander took second place, 13 seconds behind at the finish. Dale Jarrett was third, one lap down. Thurman wound up sixth after running out of gas with two laps to go.

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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.