Today in NASCAR History


1978: NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson outruns Cale Yarborough at the finish to win the Mason-Dixon 500 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Pearson, who led 147 of 500 laps, scored the 101st of his 105 career victories in NASCAR’s top division and the last of his five wins at the Monster Mile. Yarborough finished second as the last driver on the lead lap. Former NASCAR rookie of the year Lennie Pond wound up third.

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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.