Today In NASCAR History

1965: NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett outduels Bobby Isaac in the Tidewater 300 at Dog Track Speedway in Moyock, N.C., to post the final victory of his 50-win career in NASCAR’s premier series. Jarrett started second and led 56 of the 300 laps on the 1/3-mile asphalt track. Isaac, who started from the pole position and led 172 laps, took second place, one lap down. Buddy Baker finished third, three laps off Jarrett’s pace.

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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.