Today In NASCAR History


1976: Pole-starter Dave Marcis takes the lead from Buddy Baker with 15 laps left and outruns him to win the Talladega 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Marcis, whose pass for the lead was the last of 58 lead changes, finished 29.5 seconds ahead of Baker at the checkered flag. Dick Brooks finished third, one lap down. Until Brad Keselowski’s win earlier this season at the 2.66-mile Alabama track, Marcis’ win stood as the most recent Talladega victory by a Dodge.

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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.