Today In NASCAR History

1977: Benny Parsons fends off Cale Yarborough down the stretch to win the Music City USA 420 on Nashville Speedway’s .596-mile fairgrounds track. Parsons started second and led 143 of the 420 laps — including the final 38 — to register the sixth of his 21 career victories in NASCAR’s top series. Yarborough led 275 laps and wound up one second behind at the finish. Pole-starter and hometown favorite Darrell Waltrip was third, two laps down.

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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.