Today In NASCAR History

1927: Paul Goldsmith, a nine-time winner in NASCAR’s premier series who also enjoyed a successful motorcycle racing career, is born. Goldsmith prevailed in the final race on the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1958, driving a Smokey Yunick-prepared Pontiac from the pole position. The Parkersburg, W.Va., native also holds the distinction of being the only man to win at the 4.2-mile beach-road layout on a motorcycle and in a stock car. Goldsmith, who last competed in NASCAR in 1969, stayed active in the sport as a pilot who doubled as an auto parts supplier.

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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.