Today In NASCAR History

1962: Pole-starter Ned Jarrett leads all 250 laps to prevail in an attrition-filled race, the first for NASCAR’s top series at Dog Track Speedway in Moyock, N.C. Jarrett won four of the series’ seven races at the facility, which began life as a quarter-mile dirt oval before converting to a third-mile paved track. Jarrett won $775, which translates to $3.10 per lap. Joe Weatherly finished second, one lap off the pace as Curtis Crider claimed third, 10 laps down at the finish. Only six of the 15 starters were running at the end.

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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.