Today In NASCAR History

1992: Ernie Irvan rallies to win the Save Mart 300K at Sonoma, a race overshadowed by the death of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. at age 82. Irvan started second beside pole winner Ricky Rudd, but was black-flagged for jumping the start. He drove from the back of the pack on the winding road course to lead the final eight laps of his fourth win in NASCAR’s top series. Terry Labonte finished second with Mark Martin third and Rudd fourth.


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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.