Today In NASCAR History

1985: Pole-starter Bill Elliott takes command to lead the last 11 laps of the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 at Pocono Raceway, marking his 10th victory in NASCAR’s premier series. Elliott was just .2 seconds ahead of runner-up Harry Gant at the end as he continued his hot streak with the sixth win for the No. 9 Ford in the first 13 races. Darrell Waltrip finished third while Geoffrey Bodine — who dominated in leading 154 of 200 laps before a subpar pit stop derailed his hopes — took 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.