Today In NASCAR History

1968: Bobby Isaac takes advantage of pole-starter Cale Yarborough’s crash near the midway point to win the Maryland 300 at Beltsville Speedway. Isaac, who drove a Nord Krauskopf-owned Dodge, led the final 158 laps after Yarborough’s wreck to notch his third and final win of the season. David Pearson finished eight seconds behind Isaac, but was disqualified from second place when his car was ruled too light in the post-race inspection. That moved Bobby Allison to second and Richard Petty to third in the final rundown on the half-mile asphalt track.

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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.