Today In NASCAR History

1949: Red Byron wins the second race in NASCAR’s premier series, taking the lead from Gober Sosebee with six laps left on the Daytona Beach and Road Course. Tim Flock finished second with Frank Mundy third. Sosebee, who led first 34 laps, faded to an eighth-place finish. It was the first of two wins in NASCAR’s inaugural season for Byron, who went on to win the first Strictly Stock (now Sprint Cup) championship.

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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.