Today In NASCAR History

1982: Tim Richmond caps a dominating day at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway with his second victory in NASCAR’s top series as Darrell Waltrip finishes third to clinch his second straight championship. Richmond, who tallied four of his 13 career victories at the 2.62-mile road course, led 92 of 119 laps in a Jim Stacy-owned Buick, beating Ricky Rudd to the finish line by seven seconds. Waltrip, who started from the pole, led eight laps and topped 16th-finishing Bobby Allison by 72 points in the final standings.

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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.