Today In NASCAR History

1984: Bill Elliott emerges from a stirring duel with Harry Gant, converting a last-lap pass to win the Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway by one foot at the checkered flag. For Elliott, who led 133 of 492 laps, it was the fourth of his 44 career victories in NASCAR’s top series. Terry Labonte finished third with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison completing the top five.

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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.