Today In NASCAR History

1966: Paul Goldsmith passes Richard Petty with five laps left to win the Volunteer 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, marking the last of his nine victories in NASCAR’s top series. Goldsmith, who led a total of 84 laps, finished three car-lengths ahead of Petty, who paced 336 of the 500 circuits. David Pearson took third place, four laps behind the lead pair.


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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.