Today In NASCAR History

1966: Elmo Langley lands his second and final win in NASCAR’s premier series, pulling away to prevail at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. Langley, who led 231 of the 400 laps, was seven laps ahead of runner-up John Sears at the finish. James Hylton took third. Langley, a veteran with 536 Cup series starts, was NASCAR’s pace car driver for many years after his final race in 1981. Langley also won a 1991 exhibition race among NASCAR legends at Charlotte Motor Speedway, edging Cale Yarborough with a last-lap pass.

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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.