Today in NASCAR History

1984: Ron Bouchard edges Geoff Bodine by half a car-length for his first victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway in the Dixie Cup 200. Bouchard took the lead in the 139th lap and led the rest of the way in the 147-lap event. Bobby Allison finished third with division legends Sam Ard and Jack Ingram fourth and fifth. Bouchard swept both Darlington races that year for his only two wins in the series; the triumphs came three years after his only win in NASCAR’s top division, an upset victory at Talladega Superspeedway.

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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.