Today In NASCAR History

1967: Bobby Allison survives heavy attrition to prevail in the American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, notching the eighth victory of his career in NASCAR’s premier series. Allison finished a lap ahead of runner-up and pole-starter David Pearson, who clinched a 1-2 sweep for Holman-Moody Fords. Paul Goldsmith took third in a Plymouth, followed by A.J. Foyt and Gordon Johncock. Former grand prix champion Jimmy Clark finished 30th in another Holman-Moody entry, retiring with engine failure in what would be his only NASCAR start. Only 13 of the 44 cars were running at the finish.

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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.