Today In NASCAR history


1989: Rusty Wallace fends off Darrell Waltrip by just .26 seconds to win a crash-filled Valleydale 500 at Bristol International Speedway. Wallace leads 71 laps, including the final 63 to notch the 13th victory of his career in NASCAR’s top series. Geoff Bodine, Davey Allison and Dick Trickle round out the top five. Twenty caution flags slowed the pace to an average speed of 76.034 mph.

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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.