Today In NASCAR History

1962: Ned Jarrett posts a dominant win, leading 191 of 200 laps from the pole position to prevail at Rambi Raceway in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Joe Weatherly took second place, one lap down, and Jack Smith was third, four laps off the pace. Jim Paschal, who led the other nine laps in the latter stages of the race, gave the lead back to Jarrett on the 161st lap, then retired two laps later with engine failure.

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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.