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#1 HistoricMustang

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 21:53

The following was posted at the Motorsports History thread.

Thanks for the input! :wave:

In order to keep the ORIGINAL IDEA of this thread, I believe with the next posting a thread dedicated to NASCAR history will be logged.

I will do my best to transfer the information provided by the young author on a daily basis (or as quick as he assembles).

Realizing that some of the information (hey, this is NASCAR) may be open to question I would simply ask that corrections of the young man's work be done in the normal professional manner of the TNF members. Thanks!

Henry

Lets get the daily dose of "Stock" cars started:



Today in Nascar History January 25th:

Birthdays:

Chuck Hill
Buddy Baker

Events:

No events held on this date.

Races:

No races ever held on this date.

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#2 HistoricMustang

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 00:52

Today in Nascar History January 26th:

Birthdays:

Scott Wimmer

Events:

Jan 26th, 1947: Red Byron captures the inagural NCSCC event, billed as the "Battle of Champions" on the Beach Road Course at Daytona.

Races:

Jan 26th, 1974: Riverside, CA: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 101.140, 15 lead changes among 5 drivers, 2 cautions for 12 laps. Pole Winner: David Pearson at 110.098 mph. Note: This race was started on the 20th of January but postponed and finished on Jan 26th because of rain.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 00:53

Today in Nascar History January 27th:

Birthdays:

Jerry Robertson
Mike "Bubba" Hart
Gary Bradberry

Events:

No events held on this date.

Races:

No races ever held on this date.

#4 HistoricMustang

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:07

Today in Nascar History January 28th:

Birthdays:

Timothy Morgan
Kenneth Lankford
Randy Renfrow
Jimmy Cox
Phillipe Lopez
David Green

Events:

No events held on this date.

Races:

No races ever held on this date.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:08

Today in Nascar History January 29th:

Birthdays:

John Witske
Tommy Houston
Barney Oldfield (RIP)

Events:

No events held on this date.

Races:

Jan 29th, 1967: Riverside, CA: Winner: Parnelli Jones (started 6th), ford, race avg at 91.080, 10 lead changes among 7 drivers. Pole Winner: Dick Hutcherson at 106.951 mph. (This was the race finished on the 29th that was started on the 22nd, postponed due to rain).

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:08

Today in Nascar History January 30th:

Birthdays:

Wendy Venturini

Events:

No events held on this date.

Races:

No races ever held on this date.

#7 D-Type

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:10

What is the difference between an 'event' and a 'race'? The 'event' in post #2 appears to be a race.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:35

FIA in the International Sporting code define an event as ''A single event with its owns rsults. It may comprise (a) heat(s) and a final, free practice and qualifying.........but it must be completed by the end of the meeting''.
I refer you to the FIA web site and the International Sporting code Chapter 2 Article 16.
Not necessarliy the perfect or best answer but it does seem to work as a definition.

#9 HistoricMustang

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 21:33

Originally posted by Red Socks
FIA in the International Sporting code define an event as ''A single event with its owns rsults. It may comprise (a) heat(s) and a final, free practice and qualifying.........but it must be completed by the end of the meeting''.
I refer you to the FIA web site and the International Sporting code Chapter 2 Article 16.
Not necessarliy the perfect or best answer but it does seem to work as a definition.


I am betting Don and Jim will be able to add to this reasoning.

As you know NASCAR has its own language. :rotfl:

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 22:29

Today in Nascar History January 31st:

Birthdays:

Kevin Patrick Dowd
Rex Hathcock
Rick Wilson

Events:

Jan 31st, 1960: The CBS television network sends a skeleton production crew to Daytona International Speedway to televise pole position and compact car races during the opening of Speedweeks. Bud Palmer is the anchorman for the first live telecast of Nascar stock cars.

Races:

No races ever held on this date.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 22:29

Today in Nascar History February 1st:

Birthdays:

Mike Dillon
Tim Fedewa

Deaths:

Tony Venturini RIP
Dick Brooks RIP
both died today, Feb 1st, 2006.

Events:

Feb 1st, 1953: Lee Petty and Jimmie Lewallen finish first and second in the 1953 Nascar Grand National opener at West Palm Beach. Both drive Dodge Diplomats prepared in the Randleman, NC Petty engineering shops.

Feb 1st, 1959: Practice sessions begin on the new Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the inaugural Daytona 500. Shakedown runs are conducted despite the fact that the guardrail isn't completed.

Feb 1st, 1969: In his first start in a Ford, Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500 on the Riverside road course. Petty finishes 25 seconds ahead of runner-up AJ Foyt.

Races:

Feb 1st, 1953: W. Palm Beach, FL: Winner: Lee Petty (started 7th), dodge, race avg at 60.220, 2 lead changes among 3 drivers. Pole Winner: Dick Rathmann at 65.023 mph.

Feb 1st, 1969: Riverside, CA: Winner: Richard Petty (started 5th), ford, race avg at 85.121, 12 lead changes among 4 drivers, 2 cautions for 16 laps. Pole Winner: David Pearson at 95.472 mph.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 23:13

Today in Nascar History February 12th:

Birthdays:

Mike Davis
Brad Keselowski

Events:

Feb 12th, 1960: Herman Beam becomes the first driver to be black-flagged in a Nascar event at Daytona International Speedway. Race officials notice that Beam forgot to put on his helmet before the twin 100 mile qualifying race. Nascar officials park Beam for the remainder of the race.

Feb 12th, 2006: Rookie driver Denny Hamlin wins the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona in his first career restrictor plate start.

Races:

Feb 12th, 1960: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fireball Roberts (started 2nd), pontiac, race avg at 137.614, 1 lead change among 1 driver, 2 cautions for 5 laps. Pole Winner: Cotton Owens at 149.892 mph.

Feb 12th, 1960: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Jack Smith (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 146.520, 0 lead changes, 2 cautions for 2 laps. Pole Winner: Jack Smith at 148.157 mph.

Feb 12th, 1965: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Darel Dieringer (started 1st), mercury, race avg at 165.669, 3 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Darel Dieringer at 171.151 mph.

Feb 12th, 1965: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 1st), ford, race avg at 111.076, 9 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution for 13 laps. Pole Winner: Junior Johnson at 168.444 mph.

Feb 12th, 2006: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Denny Hamlin, chevy. 4 cautions. Pole Winner: Kenny Schrader (decided in draw).

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 11:33

Today in Nascar History February 13th:

Birthdays:

No birthdays today.

Events:

Feb 13th, 2007: Nascar announces harsh penalties for 4 teams after illegal modifications were found on their cars during pre and post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500. Robbie Reiser, crew chief for Matt Kenseth, along with Kasey Kahne's car chief Kenny Francis were each suspended for 4 races and the teams were fined 50 points. Also the 2 other Evernham teams of Scott Riggs and Elliott Sadler each had their crew chiefs suspended for 2 races and were fined 25 points for pre-qualfying violations. This is the 2nd straight year at Daytona that high profile teams have been severely penalized. Last year Jimmie Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus was suspended for 4 races including the Daytona 500 which Johnson would go on to win.

No races ever held on this date.

#14 Jim Thurman

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 18:24

Shortly, it will get very busy.

From doing "This Date In Auto Racing", I don't envy him the busy period :)

#15 HistoricMustang

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 22:34

Originally posted by Jim Thurman
Shortly, it will get very busy.

From doing "This Date In Auto Racing", I don't envy him the busy period :)


Jim, this kid does a great job. Hang around and memories will begin flowing. :cool:

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 00:19

Hang on TNF members! :wave: Here we go for the next ten months.

Henry



Today in Nascar History February 14th:

Birthdays:

Susan Russo
Donnie Brown
Emily Beam
Sam Ard
Banjo Matthews (RIP)

Events:

Feb 14th, 1960: Junior Johnson passes a spinning Bobby Johns with nine laps remaining and hustles to victory in the second annual Daytona 500. Driving a 1959 chevy impala, Johnson beats a record 68 car field and wins 19,600 dollars.

Feb 14th, 1965: Fred Lorenzen wins the rain-shortened Daytona 500, finishing a lap ahead of runner-up Darel Dieringer. Fords and Mercurys take the top 13 positions as the factory Chrysler team continues its boycott.

Feb 14th, 1971: Richard Petty wins his third Daytona 500 ahead of Buddy Baker, giving Petty Enterprises a 1-2 finish. Dick Brooks finishes seventh in a winged Dodge Daytona, the final appearance of the exotic aerodynamic wonder in a Nascar event.

Feb 14th, 1982: Bobby Allison blisters the field to win his second Daytona 500. Allison's #88 DiGard Buick finishes a half-lap ahead of runner up Cale Yarborough.

Feb 14th, 1988: In the 30th running of the Daytona 500, Bobby and Davey Allison finish first and second in Nascar's most prestigious event. Richard Petty survives a wild tumble just past the halfway point. Nascar's tire wars begin as ten teams use Hoosier tires at Daytona.

Feb 14th, 1993: Dale Jarrett muscles his way past Dale Earnhardt on the final lap and records a one car length victory in the Daytona 500. Jarrett's last lap heroics thwart Earnhardt's 15th bid for a win in Nascar's biggest event.

Feb 14th, 1999: Jeff Gordon assumes command with 11 laps remaining and holds off Dale Earnhardt to win his second Daytona 500. Gordon makes the decisive pass around Rusty Wallace on the apron of the Speedway.

Races:

Feb 14th, 1960: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 9th), chevy, race avg at 124.740, 13 lead changes among 8 drivers, 4 cautions for 32 laps. Pole Winner: Cotton Owens at 149.892 mph.

Feb 14th, 1965: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fred Lorenzen (started 4th), ford, race avg at 141.539, 7 lead changes among 4 drivers, 3 cautions for 43 laps. Pole Winner: Darel Dieringer at 171.151 mph.

Feb 14th, 1971: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 5th), plymouth, race avg at 144.462, 48 lead changes among 11 drivers, 7 cautions for 44 laps. Pole Winner: AJ Foyt at 182.744 mph.

Feb 14th, 1988: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 3rd), buick, race avg at 137.531, 26 lead changes among 12 drivers, 7 cautions 42 laps. Pole Winner: Ken Schrader at 198.623 mph.

Feb 14th, 1993: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Dale Jarrett (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 154.972, 38 lead changes among 13 drivers, 7 cautions for 30 laps. Pole Winner: Kyle Petty at 189.426 mph.

Feb 14th, 1999: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 161.551, 14 lead changes among 7 drivers, 4 cautions for 20 laps. Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon at 195.067 mph.

Feb 14th, 2007: In one of the "dirtiest" Speedweeks in recent memory, Michael Waltrip is penalized heavily for violations found when an illegal substance was found in the manifold of his Toyota Camry. MWR director of competiton Bobby Kennedy and crewchief for the 55 David Hyder were suspended indefinitely while Hyder was also fined 100,000 dollars. Michael was also fined 100 championship points, one of the biggest penalties in Nascar history. The team's car was confiscated and taken to the Nascar R&D;center for further examination. This penalty caps off a Speedweeks that saw all 4 other cars penalized as well.

Feb 14th, 2008: Denny Hamlin wins 1 of the Gatorade Duels at Daytona, giving Manufacturer Toyota its first win in the Sprint Cup Series and the first for a foreign nameplate in Nascar since the 1950's.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:03

Today in Nascar History February 15th:

Birthdays:

Rick Gay
Jimmy Spencer

Events:

Feb 15th, 1948: Red Byron wins the first Nascar sanctioned auto race in a 1939 modified ford owned by Raymond Parks and tuned by Red Vogt. Of the 62 cars that enter, 50 start. A crowd of 14,000 pay 2.50 each to watch the historic moment at the Daytona Beach Road Course.

Feb 15th, 1953: Fonty Flock runs out of fuel on the final lap as Bill Blair drives to victory in the Nascar event on the Daytona beach Road course. It is the first Grand National race to be determined by a last lap pass.

Feb 15th, 1976: David Pearson creeps across the finish line at 20 mph to beat Richard Petty in a stunning finish to the Daytona 500. Pearson and Petty swap the lead four times on the final lap and tangle off the fourth turn. Pearson gets his Mercury staightened out and crosses the finish line first.

Feb 15th, 1981: Richard Petty wins his record seventh Daytona 500. Petty's longtime crew chief Dale Inman quits two days later to accept a job with the Rod Osterlund/Dale Earnhardt team.

Feb 15th, 1987: Geoff Bodine runs out of fuel with three laps to go, allowing Bill Elliott to score his second win in the Daytona 500. Benny Parsons finishes second in his first assignment since replacing Tim Richmond.

Feb 15th, 1998: With the Thunderbird no longer available, Ford introduces the Taurus for competition in Nascar's 50th anniversary season. Dale Earnhardt ends two decades of frustration at the Daytona 500. Earnhardt, making his 20th start in Nascar's super bowl, leads the final 61 laps and edges Bobby Labonte at the finish. It is the 71st win of Earnhardt's careeer and it snaps a victory drought that dates back to 1996.

Feb 15th, 2004: Dale Earnhardt Jooonyer follows his father's footsteps and wins the Daytona 500 6 years to the day after his father won the great american race.

Races:

Feb 15th, 1948: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Red Byron (started 2nd), ford, race avg at 75.747, 4 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: No time trials.

Feb 15th, 1953: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bill Blair (started 6th), olds, race avg at 89.789, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Bob Pronger at 115.770 mph.

Feb 15th, 1976: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: David Pearson (started 7th), mercury, race avg at 152.181, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 7 cautions for 35 laps. Pole Winner: Ramo Stott at 183.456 mph.

Feb 15th, 1981: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 8th), buick, race avg at 169.651, 49 lead changes among 9 drivers, 4 cautions for 18 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 194.624 mph.

Feb 15th, 1987: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bill Elliott (started 1st), ford, race avg at 176.263, 28 lead changes among 10 drivers, 4 cautions for 15 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 210.364 mph.

Feb 15th, 1998: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 172.712, 13 lead changes among 8 drivers, 3 cautions for 9 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Labonte at 189.498 mph.

Feb 15th, 2004: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr (started 3rd), chevy. Pole Winner: Greg Biffle at 188.387 mph.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:02

Today in Nascar History February 16th:

Birthdays:

Danny Lawrence
Don Wade
Patti Wallace

Events:

Feb 16th, 1975: Benny Parsons takes the lead three laps from the finish and wins the Daytona 500 when leader David Pearson spins on the backstretch. Parsons comes from the 32nd starting position to claim the upset win and the biggest victory of his career.

Feb 16th, 1986: Geoff Bodine outlasts Dale Earnhardt to win the Daytona 500. Earnhardt is poised to slingshot around Bodine for the win, but runs out of fuel with three laps remaining.

Feb 16th, 1992: Davey Allison dodges several wrecks and finishes a car length ahead of Morgan Shepherd to win the Daytona 500. A 14 car crash cripples or takes out nine of the 16 cars running on the lead lap.

Feb 16th, 1997: Jeff Gordon drives past Bill Elliott with six laps remaining and leads a 1-2-3 sweep for the Hendrick Motorsports team in the 39th running of the Daytona 500. Gordon, Terry Labonte, and Ricky Craven gang up on Elliott in the stretch drive and take the top three spots in Nascar's most celebrated event.

Feb 16th, 2003: Michael Waltrip wins his second Daytona 500. The race is rain shortened, only the second time the 500 has ever been shortened.

Races:

Feb 16th, 1962: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fireball Roberts (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 156.999, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 158.744 mph.

Feb 16th, 1962: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Joe Weatherly (started 3rd), pontiac, race avg at 145.395, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: Darel Dieringer at 155.086 mph.

Feb 16th, 1975: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Benny Parsons (started 32nd), chevy, race avg at 153.649, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 3 cautions for 21 laps. Pole Winner: Donnie Allison at 185.827 mph.

Feb 16th, 1986: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Geoff Bodine (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 148.124, 28 lead changes among 10 drivers, 8 cautions for 46 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 205.039 mph.

Feb 16th, 1992: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Davey Allison (started 6th), ford, race avg at 160.256, 15 lead changes among 7 drivers, 4 cautions for 22 laps. Pole Winner: Sterling Marlin at 192.213 mph.

Feb 16th, 1997: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 6th), chevy, race avg at 148.295, 12 lead changes among drivers, 8 cautions for 29 laps. Pole Winner: Mike Skinner at 189.813 mph.

Feb 16th, 2003: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Michael Waltrip, chevy. Pole Winner: Jeff Green.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:02

Today in Nascar History February 17th:

Birthdays:

Jim Long
Marshall Teague RIP

Events:

Feb 17th, 1957: Cotton Owens drives the Ray Nichels Pontiac to victory in the Daytona Beach Nascar event, recording the first Nascar win for the pontiac nameplate.

Feb 17th, 1974: Richard Petty rallies from a flat tire, takes the lead with 11 laps remaining, and drives to victory in the 450 mile Daytona 500. Speedway officials decide to drop the first 20 laps from the race, and count the first lap as lap 21 to maintain the 500 in the name of the race.

Feb 17th, 1980: In his 18th Daytona 500 start, Buddy Baker shakes the monkey off his back with a resounding victory. Baker's oldsmobile average's a record 177.602 mph. Bobby Allison finishes 2nd.

Feb 17th, 1985: Bill Elliott leads 136 of the 200 laps in dominating the Daytona 500. Elliott dominates Daytona's Speedweeks, winning the pole at more than 205 mph and nearly lapping the field in the twin 125 qualifier.

Feb 17th, 2002: Ward Burton leads only the final five laps and scores an upset win in the Daytona 500. Sterling Marlin is penalized by Nascar when he pulls a fender off of his right front tire during a late red flag. Nascar rules prohibit work from being done to a car during a red flag situation.

February 17th, 2008: Ryan Newman passes Tont Stewart with 2 laps to go and wins the 50th annual Daytona 500. The race ends a long winless drought for Newman and he leads a Penske Team 1-2 across the line. It is the first Daytona 500 win for Penske. Dale Jr is his first points race for Hendrick Motorsports finishes 9th.

Races:

Feb 17th, 1957: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cotton Owens (started 3rd), pontiac, race avg at 101.541, 5 lead changes among 2 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: Banjo Mattews at 134.382 mph.

Feb 17th, 1974: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 140.894, 60 lead changes among 16 drivers , 10 cautions for 53 laps. Pole Winner: David Pearson at 185.817 mph.

Feb 17th, 1985: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bill Elliott (started 1st), ford, race avg at 172.265, 22 lead changes among 9 drivers, 5 cautions for 18 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 205.114 mph.

Feb 17th, 1991: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Ernie Irvan (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 148.148, 21 lead changes among 9 drivers, 9 cautions for 36 laps. Pole Winner: Davey Allison at 195.955 mph.

Feb 17th, 2002: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Ward Burton (started 19th, dodge, race avg at 142.971, 20 lead changes among 12 drivers, 9 cautions for 38 laps. Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson at 185.831 mph.

February 17th, 2008: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Ryan Newman (started 7th), dodge, race avg at 152.668, 42 lead changes among 16 drivers, 7 cautions for 23 laps. Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson at 187.075 mph.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 21:13

Today in NASCAR History - February 18th

WOW! :eek:

Birthdays:

No birthdays.

Deaths:

Dale Earnhardt RIP

Events:

Feb 18th, 1962: Fireball Roberts leads 144 of the 200 laps in his overwhelming triumph in the fourth annual Daytona 500. Roberts caps off a perfect speedweeks, winning the American Challenge invitational event for winners of 1961 events, the pole position for the 500, the twin 100-mile qualifier, and the Daytona 500. Richard Petty, who finishes second, protests Roberts' win, claiming the Yunick's team used more than six pit crewmen during the race. Roberts win is upheld three days later.

Feb 18th, 1973: Richard Petty outlasts a speedy Buddy Baker to post his fourth win in the Daytona 500. Pole-sitter Baker leads most of the way but is foiled by an engine failure while running second with six laps to go.

Feb 18th, 1979: Richard Petty hustles past the crashed cars of Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison to win the Daytona 500, snapping his 45-race winless drought. Yarborough and Allison crash, then fight in the infield following a last-lap incident. The Nielsen ratings for the CBS live telecast are a remarkable 10.5, with the final half hour drawing an amazing 13.5 rating.

Feb 18th, 1990: Dale Earnhardt cuts a tire on the final lap, allowing for Derrike Cope to post his first Nascar win in the Daytona 500. Cope edges Terry Labonte by two car lengths.

Feb 18th, 1996: Dale Jarrett passes Dale Earnhardt with 24 laps remaining and scores his second win in the Daytona 500. Jarrett blocks Earnhardt's final lap moves to post a .12 second victory.

Feb 18th, 2001: Michael Waltrip nips Dale Earnhardt Jooonyer at the finish line to win the Daytona 500, a tragic affair in which Nascar icon Dale Earnhardt is fatally injured in a last-lap crash. Waltrip's first win turns from a joyous occasion to despair after the loss of Nascar's most dynamic competitior.

Feb 18th, 2007: 6 years to the day after the Man in Black's death at Daytona, his old car returned to victory lane in the hands of Kevin Harvick. Harvick claimed his first Daytona 500 win by beating veteran Mark Martin to the line in a photo finish while a wild wreck ensued behind them. The race will go down as one of the most memorable Daytona 500's of all-time.

Races:

Feb 18th, 1962: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fireball Roberts (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 152.529, 22 lead changes among 5 drivers, 1 caution for 3 laps. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 158.744 mph.

Feb 18th, 1973: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 7th), dodge, race avg at 157.205, 20 lead changes among 5 drivers, 4 cautions for 28 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 185.662 mph.

Feb 18th, 1979: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 13th), olds, race avg at 143.977, 36 lead changes among 13 drivers, 7 cautions for 57 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 196.049 mph.

Feb 18th, 1990: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Derrike Cope (started 12th), chevy, race avg at 165.761, 27 lead changes among 13 drivers, 3 cautions for 15 laps. Pole Winner: Ken Schrader at 196.515 mph.

Feb 18th, 1996: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Dale Jarrett (started 7th), ford, race avg at 154.308, 32 lead changes among 15 drivers, 6 cautions for 26 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Earnhardt at 189.510 mph.

Feb 18th, 2001: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Michael Waltrip (started 19th), chevy, race avg at 161.783, 49 lead changes among 14 drivers, 3 cautions for 14 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 183.565 mph.

Feb 18th, 2007: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Kevin Harvick (started 34th), chevy, race avg at ?, 13 lead changes among 9 drivers, 6 cautions for 24 laps. Pole Winner: David Gilliland at 186.320 mph.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:01

Today in Nascar History February 19th:

Birthdays:

Landon Smith
John Paul Jooonyer
Bobby Kennedy
Jeff Purvis

Deaths:

Talmadge Prince RIP

Events:

Feb 19th, 1970: Cale Yarborough and Charlie Glotzbach win the twin 125's at Daytona. Rookie Talmadge Prince is fatally injured in a 19th lap crash in the second qualifier.

Feb 19th, 1978: Bobby Allison ends his 67 race winless skid with a dramatic victory in the Daytona 500. Allison pushes his Bud Moore ford around Buddy Baker with 11 laps remaining and leads the rest of the way.

Feb 19th, 1984: Cale Yarborough wins his fourth Daytona 500. Yarborough passes Darrell Waltrip on the final lap and outruns Dale Earnhardt off the final turn to preserve the victory.

Feb 19th, 1989: In his 17th Daytona 500 start, Darrell Waltrip prevails in an economy run. Waltrip runs the final 132.5 miles without a pit stop and coasts across the finish line 7.64 seconds ahead of runner-up Ken Schrader. Most of the field runs on Hoosier tires as Goodyear pulls out of the race due to safety concerns with its new radial tire.

Feb 19th, 1995: Sterling Marlin holds off Dale Earnhardt to score his second straight victory in the Daytona 500. Earnhardt is running 14th with 11 laps remaining, but charges to second and is edged by Marlin by .61 seconds.

Feb 19th, 2006: Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500.

Races:

Feb 19th, 1970: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 1st), mercury, race avg at 183.295, 4 lead changes among 4 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 194.015 mph.

Feb 19th, 1970: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Charlie Glotzbach (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 147.734, 4 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution for 13 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 192.624 mph.

Feb 19th, 1978: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 33rd), ford, race avg at 159.730, 37 lead changes among 6 drivers, 5 cautions for 24 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 187.536 mph.

Feb 19th, 1984: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 150.994, 34 lead changes among 9 drivers, 7 cautions for 39 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 201.848 mph.

Feb 19th, 1989: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Darell Waltrip (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 148.466, 26 lead changes among 12 drivers, 7 cautions for 30 laps. Pole Winner: Ken Schrader at 196.996 mph.

Feb 19th, 1995: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Sterling Marlin (started 3rd), chevy, race avg at 141.710, 12 lead changes among 8 drivers, 10 cautions for 41 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 193.498 mph.

Feb 19th, 2006: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Jimmie Johnson (chevy), Pole Winner: Jeff Burton.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:02

Today in Nascar History February 20th:

Birthdays:

Joan Reiff
Gary Myers
Bobby Unser
Roger Penske

Events:

Feb 20th, 1954: A starting field of 136 cars, the largest ever in a Nascar event, take the green flag in the 100 mile modified sportsman race at Daytona. Cotton Owens wins the race.

Feb 20th, 1972: AJ Foyt blisters the field to win the Daytona 500 by nearly five miles. Foyt leads the final 300 miles in the lackluster event. Third-place driver Jim Vandiver finishes six laps off the pace.

Feb 20th, 1977: Cale Yarborough pulls away from Benny Parsons in the final laps to win his second Daytona 500.

Feb 20th, 1983: Cale Yarborough pushes his pontiac around Buddy Baker on the final lap to win his third Daytona 500. Yarborough was in a backup car after crashing his chevy in qualifying. Cale topped the 200 mph barrier on his first qualifying lap but flipped and destroyed the car on the second lap.

Feb 20th, 1994: Sterling Marlin holds Ernie Irvan at bay in the final laps to record his first career Nascar victory in the Daytona 500. Marlin's first triumph comes in his 279th start, the longest is has ever taken a driver to post his first win.

Feb 20th, 2000: Dale Jarrett exercises patience to grab his third victory in the Daytona 500. After following Johnny Benson for 50 miles, Jarrett makes teh decisive pass with four laps to go to beat Jeff Burton.

Feb 20th, 2005: Jeff Gordon holds off Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jooonyer in the closing laps to win his third Daytona 500.

Races:

Feb 20th, 1959: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bob Welborn (started 7th), chevy, race avg at 143.198, 10 lead changes among 4 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 140.851 mph.

Feb 20th, 1969: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: David Pearson (started 15th), ford, race avg at 152.181, 5 lead changes among 5 drivers, 2 cautions for 17 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 188.901 mph.

Feb 20th, 1969: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bobby Isaac (started 1st), dodge, race avg at 151.668, 9 lead changes among 5 drivers, 1 caution for 15 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Isaac at 188.726 mph.

Feb 20th, 1972: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: AJ Foyt (started 2nd), mercury, race avg at 161.550, 13 lead changes among 3 drivers, 3 cautions for 17 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Isaac at 186.632 mph.

Feb 20th, 1977: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 152.218, 30 lead changes among 10 drivers, 6 cautions for 37 laps. Pole Winner: Donnie Allison at 188.048 mph.

Feb 20th, 1983: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 8th), pontiac, race avg at 155.979, 58 lead changes among 11 drivers, 6 cautions for 36 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 198.864 mph.

Feb 20th, 1994: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Sterling Marlin (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 156.931, 33 lead changes among 13 drivers, 4 cautions for 23 laps. Pole Winner: Loy Allen Jooonyer at 190.158 mph.

Feb 20th, 2000: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Dale Jarrett (started 1st), ford, race avg at 155.669, 9 lead changes among 7 drivers, 6 cautions for 24 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 191.091 mph.

Feb 20th, 2005: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 15th), chevy. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 188.312 mph.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 16:24

Originally posted by HistoricMustang

Today in Nascar History February 13th:

"... No races ever held on this date."

Originally posted by HistoricMustang

Jim, this kid does a great job. Hang around and memories will begin flowing. :cool:


...uhhh, perhaps a bit more scrutiny is called for as I found this with a simple Google search:

The largest crash in NASCAR history took place on Feb. 13, 1960, just after the start of the Daytona 250-mile Modified-Sportsman race. Near the conclusion of the opening lap, Dick Foley slid sideways through the fourth turn. Foley was able to right his path and continue on, but the field stacked up behind him. Thirty-seven cars became involved and 24 were eliminated. A dozen cars flipped wildly and eight drivers went to the hospital, none injured seriously.

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Source: http://entertainment...1960-nascar.htm

Also, as a suggestion to the contributor, this thread might get more traction if there wasn't that redundancy between "Events" and "Races". I for one, find the two tedious to read. These efforts require significant diligence and I wish your young friend the best in ferreting out all there is to report.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 16:48

I have to agree with Richard. I would suggest that the format be changed to make it both easier to read and more accessible. Although I am beginning to almost grasp (but not necessarily understand) the difference between the entries in the "events" and "races" categories, I would suggest that they be merged into a format with a chronological listing for each date.

Just a suggestion on the format, so as to shift the focus to the content.

As Richard points out, there is much to ferret out in this realm. I also send my best wishes to the young person doing this for continued success in this worthy endeavor. This is the sort of drudge work that really pays off down the road. Good job.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 21:36

Originally posted by rdrcr



...uhhh, perhaps a bit more scrutiny is called for as I found this with a simple Google search:

The largest crash in NASCAR history took place on Feb. 13, 1960, just after the start of the Daytona 250-mile Modified-Sportsman race. Near the conclusion of the opening lap, Dick Foley slid sideways through the fourth turn. Foley was able to right his path and continue on, but the field stacked up behind him. Thirty-seven cars became involved and 24 were eliminated. A dozen cars flipped wildly and eight drivers went to the hospital, none injured seriously.

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Source: http://entertainment...1960-nascar.htm

Also, as a suggestion to the contributor, this thread might get more traction if there wasn't that redundancy between "Events" and "Races". I for one, find the two tedious to read. These efforts require significant diligence and I wish your young friend the best in ferreting out all there is to report.


Hi Richard!

His focus is on the top division of NASCAR. Of couse I am taking nothing away from the others races, drivers and owners.

Don/Richard, I think as the young gentleman ages and matures perhaps he will be better at organizing. I still think this is a monumental everyday occurance to put this together. And, I certainly want to continue with his approval to transfer this information to TNF.

Who knows, one day he could be another Donald Capps with the base of information he is gathering! :up:

Henry

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http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=5Eb3Sf6Kf1I

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 00:11

Henry,

I certainly want to encourage him. This sort of thing is not at all easy. Believe me, I know. It is painful at times beyond any reasonable level for what should be "fun." However, it is one of the ways you learn and then begin to develop an appreciation for motor racing.

Something that one also learns along the way is how to present information to both yourself and others (I even took a three-day seminar on this once upon a time). That also means evaluating feedback. This was simply well-intended feedback from Richard and myself.

I look forward to seeing this project through the rest of the year.

Again, great job, super effort!

Regards,

Don

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 20:41

Today in Nascar History February 21st:

Birthdays:

Lias Piatak
J. D. Gibbs

Events:

Feb 21st, 1948: Louis Ossinki, an attorney and aide to Bill France, completes the paperwork for the new stock car racing organization. Nascar becomes incorporated.

Feb 21st, 1954: Tim Flock finishes first but is disqualified from his apparent win at Daytona, elevating Lee Petty to the official winner. Flock quits Nascar in disgust. Flock's car had been equipped with a two-way radio, the first such use in Nascar Grand National Competition.

Feb 21st, 1964: Junior Johnson and Bobby Isaac win the twin 100 mile qualifying races to kick off speedweeks. Johnson's win is his first start in a Ray Fox dodge. Isaac's victory in a three-abreast photo finish is his first Nascar Grand National win.

Feb 21st, 1982: Dave Marcis stays on the track as rain begins to fall at Richmond and is the surprise winner when Nascar calls the race after 250 of the 400 scheduled laps. Marcis is the only driver on the lead lap not to pit during the rain shower.

Races:

Feb 21st, 1954: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Lee Petty (started 1st), chrysler, race avg at 89.108, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Lee Petty at 123.410 mph.

Feb 21st, 1964: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 170.777, 4 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Paul Goldsmith at 174.910 mph.

Feb 21st, 1964: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Bobby Isaac (started 4th), dodge, race avg at 168.811, 1 lead change among 2 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 174.418 mph.

Feb 21st, 1982: Richmond, VA: Winner: Dave Marcis (started 6th), chevy, race avg at 72.914, 11 lead changes among 7 drivers, 6 cautions for 33 laps. Pole Winner: Darrell Waltrip at 93.256 mph.

Feb 21st, 1988: Richmond, VA: Winner: Neil Bonnett (started 3rd), pontiac, race avg at 66.401, 11 lead changes among 6 drivers, 14 cautions for 83 laps. Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd at 94.645 mph.

Feb 21st, 1999: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Mark Martin (started 5th), ford, race avg at 120.750, 25 lead changes among 6 drivers, 6 cautions for 39 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 157.241 mph.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:39

Today in Nascar History February 22nd:

Birthdays:

Scott Robinette
Karla Lampe
Chuck Bown
Larry Foyt

Events:

Feb 22nd, 1959: Johnny Beachamp is flagged the winner of the first Daytona 500 in a photo finish with Lee Petty. Beauchamp and Petty cross the finish line abreast after 500 miles of green flag racing. Most observers feel that Petty had reached the finish line first. Bill France announces the results are unofficial and solicits all still photos and film so a decisive winner can be determined.

Feb 22nd, 1963: Johnny Rutherford takes the lead with five laps remaining and wins the second Twin 100 mile qualifying race at Daytona. Rutherford becomes only the sixth driver to win in his first career Nascar start.

Feb 22nd, 1970: Pete Hamilton, recently signed to drive a Petty Enterprises Plymouth, posts an upset victory in the Daytona 500. Hamiltion passes Ford's David Pearson with nine laps to go and wins by three car lengths.

Feb 22nd, 2004: Matt Kenseth beats rookie Kasey Kahne to the line in a photo finish at Rockingham.

Races:

Feb 22nd, 1959: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Lee Petty (started 15th), olds, race avg at 135.521, 33 lead changes among 7 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Bob Welborn at 140.121 mph.

Feb 22nd, 1963: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 164.083, no lead changes, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 160.943 mph.

Feb 22nd, 1963: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Johnny Rutherford (started 9th), chevy, race avg at 162.969, 4 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Fred Lorenzen at 161.870 mph.

Feb 22nd, 1970: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Pete Hamiltion (started 9th), plymouth, race avg at 149.601, 24 lead changes among 10 drivers, 6 cautions for 45 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 194.015 mph.

Feb 22nd, 1981: Richmond, VA: Winner: Darrell Waltrip (started 7th), buick, race avg at 76.570, 6 lead changes among 4 drivers, 7 cautions for 50 laps. Pole Winner: Morgan Shepherd at 92.821 mph.

Feb 22nd, 1998: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 117.065, 27 lead changes among 12 drivers, 6 cautions for 50 laps. Pole Winner: Rick Mast at 153.645 mph.

Feb 22nd, 2004: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Matt Kenseth (started 23rd), ford, race avg at 112.016, 15 lead changes, 7 cautions. Pole Winner: Ryan Newman at 156.475 mph.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:39

Today in Nascar History February 23rd:

Birthdays:

Dawn Piatak
Mike Marriner
Dean Combs
Bobby Moody

Events:

Feb 23rd, 1958: Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's pontiac to victory in the 160 mile race on Daytona's beach-road course. The event is the final Nascar race staged on the picturesque 4.1 mile course on the beach.

Feb 23rd, 1964: Driving a plymouth with a new hemi engine in it, Richard Petty leads 184 of the 200 laps to win the Daytona 500 going away. Plymouths run 1-2-3 at the finish. The triumph is Petty's first on a superspeedway.

Feb 23rd, 1969: LeeRoy Yarbrough passes Charlie Glotzbach on the final lap to win the Daytona 500. Yarbrough wins in his back-up car.

Feb 23rd, 1986: Kyle Petty comes from fifth to first when the top four cars are wiped out in a crash and wins the Miller High Life 400 at Richmond. Dale Earnhardt triggers a massive pileup in the final laps when he hooks Darrell Waltrip's rear bumper.

Races:

Feb 23rd, 1958: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Paul Goldsmith (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 101.113, 0 lead changes, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Paul Goldsmith at 140.570 mph.

Feb 23rd, 1964: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), plymouth, race avg at 154.334, 6 lead changes among 4 drivers, 3 cautions for 19 laps. Pole Winner: Paul Goldsmith at 174.910 mph.

Feb 23rd, 1969: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: LeeRoy Yarbrough (started 19th), ford, race avg at 157.950, 17 lead changes among 8 drivers, 5 cautions for 38 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 188.901 mph.

Feb 23rd, 1975: Richmond, VA: Winner: Richard Petty (started 1st), dodge, race avg at 74.913, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 7 cautions for 89 laps. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 93.340 mph.

Feb 23rd, 1986: Richmond, VA: Winner: Kyle Petty (started 12th), ford, race avg at 71.078, 12 lead changes among 8 drivers, 8 cautions for 63 laps. Pole Winner: No time trials (rained out).

Feb 23rd, 1997: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 121.371, 9 lead changes among 6 drivers, 7 cautions for 47 laps. Pole Winner: Mark Martin at 157.885 mph.

Feb 23rd, 2003: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Dale Jarrett (started 9th), ford, race avg at 117.852, 20 lead changes, 7 cautions. Pole Winner: Dave Blaney at 154.683 mph.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 00:54

Today in Nascar History February 24th:

Birthdays:

Gilbert King
Aaron Daniel
Jason Schuler
Michael Ritch

Events:

Feb 24th, 1946: Red Byron captures a stock car race in Orlando, FL in his first competitive start since spending 27 months in an Army hospital. Byron had been shot down during the war.

Feb 24th, 1948: Fonty Flock wins the Nascar modified race at Jacksonville, FL. The steering wheel breaks on Flock's 1939 ford, but he drives the late stages using only the remaining steering spoke.

Feb 24th, 1961: Fireball Roberts and Joe Weatherly share victory lane in Daytona's crash-marred twin 100 qualifying races. Lee Petty is badly injured when he sails over the guardrail in the second event. Richard Petty sprains his ankle after soaring over the rail in the opening 100-miler.

Feb 24th, 1963: DeWayne "Tiny" Lund, filling in for the injured Marvin Panch, drives the Wood Brothers ford to victory in the Daytona 500. Lund leads a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep for the ford nameplate. The lead changes hands five times in the final 17 laps.

Feb 24th, 1967: Fred Lorenzen scores his 26th career victory in the 100-mile qualifying race at Daytona. Lorenzen drives the 100 miles without making a pit stop. LeeRoy Yarbrough wins the other 100 miler.

Races:

Feb 24th, 1948: Jacksonville, FL: Winner: Fonty Flock (started 2nd), ford. Pole Winner: Bill Snowden (won heat race).

Feb 24th, 1961: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fireball Roberts (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 129.711, 3 leaders, 5 cautions for 10 laps. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 155.709 mph.

Feb 24th, 1961: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Joe Weatherly (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 152.671, 8 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Joe Weatherly at 154.122 mph.

Feb 24th, 1963: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Tiny Lund (started 12th), ford, race avg at 151.566, 29 lead changes among 10 drivers, 2 cautions for 10 laps. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 160.943 mph.

Feb 24th, 1967: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: LeeRoy Yarbrough (started 3rd), dodge, race avg at 163.934, 14 lead changes among 4 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: Curtis Turner at 180.831 mph.

Feb 24th, 1967: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Fred Lorenzen (started 6th), ford, race avg at 174.587, 15 lead changes among 6 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 179.068 mph.

Feb 24th, 1974: Richmond, VA: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 80.095, 11 lead changes among 4 drivers, 3 cautions for 16 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 90.353 mph.

Feb 24th, 1980: Richmond, VA: Winner: Darrell Waltrip (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 67.703, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 9 cautions for 72 laps. Pole Winner: Darrell Waltrip at 93.695 mph.

Feb 24th, 1985: Richmond, VA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 67.945, 9 lead changes among 6 drivers, 10 cautions for 74 laps. Pole Winner: Darrell Waltrip at 95.218 mph.

Feb 24th, 1991: Richmond, VA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 19th), chevy, race avg at 105.937, 25 lead changes among 7 drivers, 6 cautions for 23 laps. Pole Winner: Davey Allison at 120.428 mph.

Feb 24th, 2002: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Matt Kenseth (started 25th), ford, race avg at 115.478, 17 lead changes among 7 drivers, 10 cautions for 57 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Craven at 156.008 mph.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 00:54

Today in Nascar History February 25th:

Birthdays:

Derick Jennings
Butch Gilliland
Mike Stefanik
Davey Allison (RIP)

Events:

Feb 25th, 1959: Lee Petty is officially declared the winner of the Daytona 500-mile race 61 hours after the checkered flag fell on the historic event. Nascar president Bill France says photographs and film evidence "substantiated" that Petty won the hard-fought race.

Feb 25th, 1968: Cale Yarborough wins the Daytona 500 by less than a second over LeeRoy Yarbrough. Gordon Johncock's Smokey Yunick- prepared Chevy is not permitted to compete when Nascar officials find a number of rules violations during inspection. (maybe Chad Knaus was his crew chief j/k)

Feb 25th, 1990: Mark Martin finishes first at Richmond, leading the final 16 laps of the Pontiac Excitement 400. Martin's Roush Racing Ford is docked 46 points and crew chief Robin Pemberton is fined 40,000 when Nascar officials find an unapproved carburetor spacer plate. Martin is allowed to keep the win.

Feb 25th, 1996: Dale Earnhardt swats erst-while leader Bobby Hamiltion out of the way with 50 miles to go and sprints to a controversial win in the Goodwrench 400 at Rockingham.

Races:

Feb 25th, 1962: Concord, NC: Winner: Joe Weatherly (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 53.161, 0 lead changes, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Joe Weatherly (not sure why though)

Feb 25th, 1966: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Paul Goldsmith (started 8th), plymouth, race avg at 160.427, 5 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 cautions for 3 laps. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 175.165 mph.

Feb 25th, 1966: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Earl Balmer (started 6th), dodge, race avg at 153.191, 5 lead changes among 5 drivers, 1 caution for 7 laps. Pole Winner: Dick Hutcherson at 174.317 mph.

Feb 25th, 1968: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 1st), mercury, race avg at 143.251, 21 lead changes among 9 drivers, 11 cautions for 60 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 189.222 mph.

Feb 25th, 1973: Richmond, VA: Winner: Richard Petty (started 8th), dodge, race avg at 74.764, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 8 cautions for 78 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 90.952 mph.

Feb 25th, 1990: Richmond, VA: Winner: Mark Martin (started 6th), ford, race avg at 92.158, 18 lead changes among 8 drivers, 12 cautions for 75 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 119.617 mph.


Feb 25th, 1996: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 18th), chevy, race avg at 113.959, 22 lead changes among 6 drivers, 10 cautions for 66 laps. Pole Winner: Terry Labonte at 156.870 mph.

Feb 25th, 2001: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Steve Park (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 111.877, 20 lead changes among 10 drivers, 4 cautions for 52 laps. Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon at 156.455 mph.

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Birthdays:

Colton Meyer
Bob Eolin
Carl Haas
Terry Cook

Events:

Feb 26th, 1956: Tim Flock outruns and outlasts a huge 76-car field to score his second straight win in the Daytona Beach Nascar event. African-American driver Charlie Scott posts a 19th-place finish.

Feb 26th, 1961: Marvin Panch takes the lead 13 laps from the finish and wins the third annual Daytona 500. Panch cruises into first place when teammate Fireball Roberts blows his engine while holding a commanding lead.

Feb 26th, 1967: USAC star Mario Andretti leads the final 33 laps and wins the Daytona 500. It is Andretti's first Nascar win.

Feb 26th, 1984: Ricky Rudd posts a heart-warming victory in the 400-lapper at Richmond Fairgrounds raceway. Rudd was battered and bruised after a crash in Daytona's Busch clash invitational race two weeks earlier. Rudd's Bud Moore Ford finishes 3.2 seconds ahead of Darrell Waltrip.

Feb 26th, 2006: Matt Kenseth assumes the lead 40 laps from the finish and wins the Auto Club 500 at California. Race dominators Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart fall out late due to engine failure allowing Kenseth to take control.

Races:

Feb 26th, 1956: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Tim Flock (started 1st), chrysler, race avg at 90.657, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 1 caution for 2 laps. Pole Winner: Tim Flock at 135.747 mph.

Feb 26th, 1961: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Marvin Panch (started 4th), pontiac, race avg at 149.601, 9 lead changes among 5 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Fireball Roberts at 155.709 mph.

Feb 26th, 1967: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Mario Andretti (started 12th), ford, race avg at 146.926, 36 lead changes among 9 drivers, 6 cautions for 54 laps. Pole Winner: Curtis Turner at 180.831 mph.

Feb 26th, 1978: Richmond, VA: Winner: Benny Parsons (started 3rd), chevy, race avg at 80.304, 10 lead changes among 6 drivers, 5 cautions for 33 laps. Pole Winner: Neil Bonnett at 93.382 mph.

Feb 26th, 1984: Richmond, VA: Winner: Ricky Rudd (started 1st), ford, race avg at 76.736, 11 lead changes among 4 drivers, 9 cautions for 40 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 93.439 mph.

Feb 26th, 1995: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 125.305, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 11 cautions for 58 laps. Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon at 157.620 mph.

Feb 26th, 2006: Fontana, CA: Winner: Matt Kenseth (started 31st), ford. Pole Winner: Kurt Busch.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:51

Today in Nascar History February 27th:

Birthdays:

Dennis Setzer
Todd Bodine

Events:

Feb 27th, 1949: A second experimental Strictly Stock Late Model race is added to the three-event racing card at Broward Speedway. Benny Georgeson drives a 1947 Buick to victory in the 10 mile contest. Roadsters and Sports Cars are the headlining attraction, but much interest is focused on the new Strictly Stock event. Bob Flock wins the roadster race at an average speed of 104.5 mph.

Feb 27th, 1955: Tim Flock is declared the winner of the 160 mile Daytona Beach race when Fireball Roberts' Buick is disqualified on a technicality. Flock wins for team owner Carl Kiekhaefer, who makes his maiden voyage in Nascar a successful one.

Feb 27th, 1965: Ned Jarrett wins the 100-mile race at Spartanburg by an incredible 22 laps. Only 16 cars start the race. Independent driver G. C. Spencer finishes second despite only completing 178 of the 200 laps.

Feb 27th, 1966: Richard Petty overcomes a two-lap deficit and wins the Daytona 500 in a blowout. Petty is a full lap in front of runner-up Cale Yarborough when a thunderstorm halts the race after 198 of the scheduled 200 laps.

Feb 27th, 1994: In Rusty Wallace's second start in a ford, he rides to victory in the Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham. Wallace and the Roger Penske team switched from pontiacs to fords during the off-season.

Races:

Feb 27th, 1955: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Tim Flock (started 1st), chrysler, race avg at 91.999, 0 lead changes, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Tim Flock at 130.923 mph.

Feb 27th, 1965: Spartanburg, SC: Winner: Ned Jarrett (started 5th), ford, race avg at 66.367, 5 lead changes among 3 drivers, 0 cautions. Pole Winner: Dick Hutcherson at 70.644 mph.

Feb 27th, 1966: Daytona Beach, FL: Winner: Richard Petty (started 1st), plymouth, race avg at 160.927, 14 lead changes among 6 drivers, 4 cautions for 22 laps. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 175.165 mph.

Feb 27th, 1972: Richmond, VA: Winner: Richard Petty (started 3rd), plymouth, race avg at 76.258, 13 lead changes among 3 drivers, 3 cautions for 46 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 90.573 mph.

Feb 27th, 1977: Richmond, VA: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 7th), chevy, race avg at 73.084, 9 lead changes among 7 drivers, 4 cautions for 35 laps. Pole Winner: Neil Bonnett at 93.632 mph.

Feb 27th, 1983: Richmond, VA: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 6th), chevy, race avg at 79.584, 15 lead changes among 8 drivers, 5 cautions for 25 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 93.439 mph.

Feb 27th, 1994: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Rusty Wallace (started 15th), ford, race avg at 125.239, 19 lead changes among 8 drivers, 5 cautions for 38 laps. Pole Winner: Geoff Bodine at 151.716 mph.

Feb 27th, 2000: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Bobby Labonte (started 3rd), pontiac, race avg at 127.875, 22 lead changes among 10 drivers, 4 cautions for 22 laps. Pole Winner: Rusty Wallace at 158.035 mph.

Feb 27th, 2005: Fontana, CA: Winner: Greg Biffle (started 5th), ford, race avg at 139.697, 26 lead changes, 7 cautions. Pole Winner: Kyle Busch at 188.245 mph.

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Today in Nascar History February 28th:

Birthdays:

Jeff Almond
Teddy McClure
Mario Andretti

Events:

Feb 28th, 1960: Young Richard Petty scores the first win of his career in the 100 mile event at the Charlotte Fairgrounds speedway. The 22-year old Petty collects 800 dollars for his first win.

Feb 28th, 1965: Richard Petty loses control of his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda drag car at a dragstrip in Dallas, GA. The car veers into a group of spectators killing an eight-year-old boy .

Feb 28th, 1971: A.J. Foyt drives the Wood Brothers Mercury to victory in the 500-miler at the new Ontario Motor Speedway. Foyt goes down in the record book as winning the 1000th Nascar Winston Cup Grand National Race.

Races:

Feb 28th, 1960: Charlotte, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 7th), plymouth, race avg at 53.404. Pole Winner: Lee Petty at 62.110 mph.

Feb 28th, 1965: Weaverville, NC: Winner: Ned Jarrett (started 1st), ford, race avg at 75.678, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Ned Jarrett at 84.230 mph.

Feb 28th, 1971: Ontario, CA: Winner: A.J. Foyt (started 1st), mercury, race avg at 134.168, 28 lead changes among 7 drivers, 5 cautions for 21 laps. Pole Winner: A.J. Foyt at 151.711 mph.

Feb 28th, 1993: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Rusty Wallace (started 10th), pontiac, race avg at 124.486, 20 lead changes among 9 drivers, 7 cautions for 40 laps. Pole Winner: Mark Martin at 149.547 mph.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 13:15

Today in Nascar History March 1st:

Birthdays:

Jim Horton
Tim Steele
Travis Kvapil
Dave Marcis

Events:

March 1st, 1970: James Hylton holds off Richard Petty to win the 500 miler at Richmond. It is Hylton's first career win and his first start in a ford after driving a dodge for four years.

March 1st, 1981: Darrell Waltrip wins at Rockingham in Junior Johnson's buick. Waltrip has won two of the first four races with Johnson's high powered team.

March 1st, 1998: Mark Martin wins the inaugural Nascar race at the new Las Vegas Motorspeedway. Martin beats his teammate Jeff Burton by 1.6 seconds in a 1-2 showing for Roush Racing.

Races:

March 1st, 1959: Hillsboro, NC: Winner: Curtis Turner (started 1st), thunderbird, race avg at 81.612, 7 lead changes among 3 drivers, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Curtis Turner at 87.544 mph.

March 1st, 1970: Richmond, VA: Winner: James Hylton (started 3rd), ford, race avg at 82.044, 2 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution for seven laps. Pole Winner: Richard Petty at 89.137 mph.

March 1st, 1981: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Darrell Waltrip (started 4th), buick, race avg at 114.594, 36 lead changes among 10 drivers, 14 cautions for 75 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 140.448 mph.

March 1st, 1987: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 14th), chevy, race avg at 117.566, 26 lead changes among 10 drivers, 10 cautions for 55 laps. Pole Winner: Davey Allison at 146.989 mph.

March 1st, 1992: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Bill Elliott (started 2nd), ford, race avg at 126.125, 11 lead changes among 5 drivers, 7 cautions for 28 laps. Pole Winner: Kyle Petty at 149.926 mph.

March 1st, 1998: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Mark Martin (started 7th), ford, race avg at 146.554, 24 lead changes among 12 drivers, 2 cautions for 9 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 168.224 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 2nd:

Birthdays:

Erin Blaney
Robert "Booty" Barker

Events:

March 2nd, 1958: Four days after the race, Lee Petty is declared the victor of the 100 mile Nascar race at Concord speedway despite protests from Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson. Scorecard data shows that Petty finished the 200 laps first although Turner started on the pole and led the entire distance.

March 2nd, 2008: Carl Edwards wins his 2nd Sprint Cup race in 6 days by holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr at Las Vegas. It is Edwards 9th career Sprint Cup win. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart both suffer hard crashes during the event.


Races:

March 2nd, 1958: Concord, NC: Winner: Lee Petty (started ?), olds, race avg at 58.555, 2 lead changes among 2 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: It is not known whether Speedy Thompson or Curtis Turner started 1st in this race.

March 2nd, 1963: Spartanburg, SC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), plymouth, race avg at 55.598, 2 lead changes among 3 drivers, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Junior Johnson at 64.740 mph.

March 2nd, 1975: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 7th), chevy, race avg at 117.588, 15 lead changes among 5 drivers, 4 cautions for 34 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 137.611 mph.

March 2nd, 1986: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Terry Labonte (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 120.488, 22 lead changes among 10 drivers, 9 cautions for 50 laps. Pole Winner: Terry Labonte at 146.348 mph.

March 2nd, 1997: Richmond, VA: Winner: Rusty Wallace (started 7th), ford, race avg at 108.499, 15 lead changes among 7 drivers, 3 cautions for 12 laps. Pole Winner: N/A, time trials were rained out.

March 2nd, 2003: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Matt Kenseth (started 17th), ford, race avg at 132.934, 17 lead changes, 6 cautions. Pole Winner: Bobby Labonte at 173.016 mph.

March 2nd, 2008: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Carl Edwards (started 2nd), ford, race avg at 127.729, 19 lead changes among 9 drivers, 11 cautions for 44 laps. Pole Winner: Kyle Busch at 182.352 mph.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 13:54

Originally posted by HistoricMustang
March 2nd, 1958: Four days after the race, Lee Petty is declared the victor of the 100 mile Nascar race at Concord speedway despite protests from Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson. Scorecard data shows that Petty finished the 200 laps first although Turner started on the pole and led the entire distance.

:drunk:

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 18:51


March 2nd, 1958: Four days after the race, Lee Petty is declared the victor of the 100 mile Nascar race at Concord speedway despite protests from Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson. Scorecard data shows that Petty finished the 200 laps first although Turner started on the pole and led the entire distance.

Originally posted by ensign14 :drunk:


I think this was the ruling that had Speedy Thompson "all shooked up" :D

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:36

Today in Nascar History March 3rd:

Birthdays:

Chad Trickle
Bobby Lord
Bill Snyder
Tiny Lund RIP

Events:

March 3rd, 1991: Kyle Petty leads 380 of the 492 laps in Rockingham's Goodwrench 500, but has to rally from a lap deficit to seal his first win of the season.

Races:

March 3rd, 1957: Concord, NC: Winner: Jack Smith (started 9th), chevy, race avg at 59.860, 5 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: Mel Larson at 62.225 mph.

March 3rd, 1963: Weaverville, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 3rd), plymouth, race avg at 76.664. Pole Winner: Junior Johnson at 82.750 mph.

March 3rd, 1985: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Neil Bonnett (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 114.953, 29 lead changes among 6 drivers, 10 cautions for 76 laps. Pole Winner: Terry Labonte at 145.067 mph.

March 3rd, 1991: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Kyle Petty (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 124.083, 13 lead changes among 5 drivers, 7 cautions for 29 laps. Pole Winner: Kyle Petty at 149.205 mph.

March 3rd, 1996: Richmond, VA: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 2nd), chevy, race avg at 102.750, 25 lead changes among 11 drivers, 8 cautions for 36 laps. Pole Winner: Terry Labonte at 123.728 mph.

March 3rd, 2002: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Sterling Marlin (started 24th), dodge, race avg at 136.754, 21 lead changes among 13 drivers, 6 cautions for 25 laps. Pole Winner: Todd Bodine at 172.850 mph.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:36

Today in Nascar History March 4th:

Birthdays:

Chris Passantino
Gary Cogswell
Pat Tryson
Rick Mast
Buck Baker RIP

Events:

March 4th, 1990: Kyle Petty wins the GM Goodwrench 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway and wins 284,550 because he won both the pole and the race.


Races:

March 4th, 1956: W. Palm Beach, FL: Winner: Billy Myers (started 2nd), mercury, race avg at 68.990, 2 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution for 3 laps. Pole Winner: Buck Baker at 81.081 mph.

March 4th, 1961: Spartanburg, SC: Winner: Cotton Owens (started 4th), pontiac, race avg at 59.152, 4 lead changes among 2 drivers, 3 cautions. Pole Winner: Ned Jarrett at 63.920 mph.

March 4th, 1962: Weaverville, NC: Winner: Joe Weatherly (started 3rd), pontiac, race avg at 75.471, 3 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution. Pole Winner: Rex White at 80.460 mph.

March 4th, 1974: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 121.622, 9 lead changes among 3 drivers, 2 cautions for 15 laps. Pole Winner: Cale Yarborough at 134.868 mph.

March 4th, 1978: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 1st), ford, race avg at 122.727, 13 lead changes among 5 drivers, 7 cautions for 39 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 136.790 mph.

March 4th, 1984: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Bobby Allison (started 15th), buick, race avg at 122.931, 23 lead changes among 6 drivers, 6 cautions for 42 laps. Pole Winner: Harry Gant at 145.084 mph.

March 4th, 1990: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Kyle Petty (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 122.864, 18 lead changes among 9 drivers, 8 cautions for 36 laps. Pole Winner: Kyle Petty at 148.751 mph.

March 4th, 2001: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 24th), chevy, race avg at 135.546, 20 lead changes among 13 drivers, 6 cautions for 25 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 172.106 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 5th:

Birthdays:

Sutherlin Marlin

Events:

March 5th, 1972: A.J. Foyt leads most of the way and posts a win in the second annual 500 miler at Ontario. ABC Sports, which televises the second half of the race live across the nation, reports a 12.3 rating.

March 5th, 1978: David Pearson rallies from a late spin and passes Benny Parsons to win at Rockingham. It is Pearson's 100th career win.

March 5th, 2008: Carl Edwards and his Roush Team are slammed by Nascar for rule infractions during post race inspection after his win in Las Vegas-Nascar penalizes Edwards and his car owner Roush 100 points a piece and takes hi 10 bonus points away for winning the event-crew chief Bob Osborne is also supsended for 6 weeks.

Races:

March 5th, 1961: Weaverville, NC: Winner: Rex White (started 1st), chevy, race avg at 72.420, 0 lead changes, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Rex White at 79.925 mph.

March 5th, 1967: Weaverville, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), plymouth, race avg at 83.360, 6 lead changes among 3 drivers, 1 caution for 5 laps. Pole Winner: Darel Dieringer at 88.626 mph.

March 5th, 1972: Ontario, CA: Winner: A.J. Foyt (started 1st), mercury, race avg at 127.082, 35 lead changes among 7 drivers, 4 cautions for 31 laps. Pole Winner: A.J. Foyt at 153.217 mph.

March 5th, 1978: Rockingham, NC: Winner: David Pearson (started 9th), mercury, race avg at 116.681, 24 lead changes among 9 drivers, 8 cautions for 62 laps. Pole Winner: Neil Bonnett at 141.940 mph.

March 5th, 1989: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Rusty Wallace (started 1st), pontiac, race avg at 115.122, 29 lead changes among 11 drivers, 10 cautions for 64 laps. Pole Winner: Rusty Wallace at 148.793 mph.

March 5th, 1995: Richmond, VA: Winner: Terry Labonte (started 24th), chevy, race avg at 106.425, 17 lead changes among 6 drivers, 5 cautions for 28 laps. Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon at 124.757 mph.

March 5th, 2000: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jeff Burton (started 11th), ford, race avg at 119.982, 13 lead changes among 7 drivers, 2 cautions for 29 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 172.563 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 6th:

Birthdays:

Jenny Umscheid

Events:

March 6th, 1988: Neil Bonnett comes from the 30th starting position to win at Rockingham. Bonnett edges Lake Speed by less than a second. The first four finishers are running hoosier tires.

Races:

In 1955 the last race in NASCAR's top division takes place at Oglethorpe Speedway located in Savannah, GA. Lee Petty would be the winner.


March 6th, 1983: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 12th), pontiac, race avg at 113.055, 30 lead changes among 11 drivers, 10 cautions for 94 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 143.413 mph.

March 6th, 1988: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Neil Bonnett (started 30th), pontiac, race avg at 120.159, 23 lead changes among 9 drivers, 7 cautions for 40 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 146.612 mph.

March 6th, 1994: Richmond, VA: Winner: Ernie Irvan (started 7th), ford, race avg at 98.334, 15 lead changes among 8 drivers, 8 cautions for 51 laps. Pole Winner: Ted Musgrave at 123.474 mph.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:32

The young man that puts all of this together apologizes for the delay. In addition to his full time college career he now works a full time job. Welcome to adulthood. :yawn:

Today in Nascar History March 7th:

Birthdays:

Katelyn Benson
Janet Guthrie

Events:

March 7th, 1935: Sir Malcolm Campbell guides his five-ton Bluebird down the sands of Daytona Beach at 276.82 mph in a record speed run. The historic event marks the close of speed trials on the Daytona Beach shore.

March 7th, 1993: Davey Allison leads all but four of the final 157 laps and cruises to an easy win at Richmond. It would be the last win in Davey's career.

March 7th, 1999: Jeff Burton passes his brother Ward with 10 laps remaining and wins at Las Vegas. The siblings battle side-by-side for five laps before Jeff passes Ward. Mike Skinner takes the lead in the Nascar point standings with a fourth place finish.

Races:

March 7th, 1954: Jacksonville, FL: Winner: Herb Thomas (started 2nd), hudson, race avg at 56.461, 4 lead changes among 3 drivers. Pole Winner: Curtis Turner at 63.581 mph.

March 7th, 1965: Richmond, VA: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 1st), ford, race avg at 61.416, 5 lead changes among 4 drivers, 8 cautions for 45 laps. Pole Winner: Junior Johnson at 67.847 mph.

March 7th, 1971: Richmond, VA: Winner: Richard Petty (started 30th), plymouth, race avg at 79.836, 6 lead changes among 4 drivers, 3 cautions for 18 laps. Pole Winner: Dave Marcis at 87.178 mph.

March 7th, 1976: Richmond, VA: Winner: Dave Marcis (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 72.792, 19 lead changes among 5 drivers, 7 cautions for 66 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 92.715 mph.

March 7th, 1993: Richmond, VA: Winner: Davey Allison (started 14th), ford, race avg at 107.709, 12 lead changes among 6 drivers, 3 cautions for 19 laps. Pole Winner: Ken Schrader at 123.164 mph.

March 7th, 1999: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jeff Burton (started 19th), ford, race avg at 137.537, 25 lead changes among 10 drivers, 5 cautions for 22 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Labonte at 170.643 mph.

March 7th, 2004: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Matt Kenseth (started 25th), ford, race avg at 128.790, 18 lead changes, 6 cautions. Pole Winner: Kasey Kahne at 174.904 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 8th:

Birthdays:

Louise Green
Frank Parrish
Mark Smith
Ronnie Thomas
Buddy Barnes
Mark Green
Kirk Shelmerdine

Events:

March 8th, 1936: Daytona Beach city officials conduct a 240 mile late model stock car race to replace the speed trials. Milt Marion wins as a young man named Bill France finishes fifth.

March 8th, 1987: Dale Earnhardt overcomes a crash in practice to win the Miller High Life 400 at Richmond.

Races:

March 8th, 1953: Spring Lake, NC: Winner: Herb Thomas (started 1st), hudson, race avg at 48.826, 0 lead changes. Pole Winner: Herb Thomas at 51.918 mph.

In 1953 the last race in NASCAR's top division takes place at the Harnett Speedway located in Spring Lake, NC. Herb Thomas would be the winner.

March 8th, 1959: Concord, NC: Winner: Curtis Turner (started 4th), thunderbird, race avg at 59.239, 2 lead changes among 3 drivers, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Buck Baker at 66.420 mph.

March 8th, 1970: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 8th), plymouth, race avg at 116.117, 24 lead changes among 7 drivers, 9 cautions for 67 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 139.048 mph.

March 8th, 1987: Richmond, VA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 3rd), chevy, race avg at 95.153, 12 lead changes among 8 drivers, 6 cautions for 35 laps. Pole Winner: Alan Kulwicki at 95.153 mph.

March 8th, 1992: Richmond, VA: Winner: Bill Elliott (started 1st), ford, race avg at 104.378, 5 lead changes among 4 drivers, 4 cautions for 23 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 121.337 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 9th:

Birthdays:

Jeanne Barnes
Wilma Blevins
Kevin Graves
Fred Bickford
Danny Sullivan

Events:

March 9th, 1997: Dale Jarrett breezes to victory at Atlanta for his first win of the season. Ernie Irvan finishes second giving Robert Yates a 1-2 finish. Steve Grissom survives a terrible crash on the backstretch late in the race without serious injury.

March 9th, 2008: Kyle Busch takes advantage of Carl Edwards misfortune late in the running to win at Atlanta. It is his first win for JGR and for the Toyota Brand in the cup series.

Races:

March 9th, 1969: Rockingham, NC: Winner: David Pearson (started 1st), ford, race avg at 102.569, 23 lead changes among 7 drivers, 10 cautions for 82 laps. Pole Winner: David Pearson at 119.619 mph.

March 9th, 1980: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 21st), olds, race avg at 108.735, 18 lead changes among 6 drivers, 12 cautions for 93 laps. Pole Winner: Darrell Waltrip at 136.765 mph.

March 9th, 1997: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Dale Jarrett (started 9th), ford, race avg at 132.731, 16 lead changes among 7 drivers, 7 cautions for 45 laps. Pole Winner: Robby Gordon at 186.507 mph.

March 9th, 1998: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Bobby Labonte (started 14th), pontiac, race avg at 139.501, 29 lead changes among 14 drivers, 7 cautions for 52 laps. Pole Winner: Todd Bodine at 192.841 mph.

March 9th, 2003: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Bobby Labonte (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 146.048, 23 lead changes, 7 cautions. Pole Winner: Ryan Newman at 191.417 mph.

March 9th, 2008: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Kyle Busch (started 6th), toyota, race avg at 140.975, 26 lead changes among 9 drivers, 8 cautions for 35 laps. Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon at 185.251 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 10th:

Birthdays:

Randy Biggs
Ginny McClure
Kelly Denton
Louis Ossinky Jooonyer RIP
Mike Wallace
Matt Kenseth

Events:

March 10th, 1940: "Rapid" Roy Hall, a known moonshine runner, wins a 150 mile race on a tiny dirt track in Salisbury, NC. Bill France finishes second.

Races:

March 10th, 1963: Hillsboro, NC: Winner: Junior Johnson (started 4th), chevy, race avg at 83.129, 5 lead changes among 3 drivers, 3 cautions. Pole Winner: Joe Weatherly at 95.716 mph.

March 10th, 1964: Richmond, VA: Winner: David Pearson (started 10th), dodge, race avg at 60.233, 5 lead changes among 4 drivers, 2 cautions. Pole Winner: Ned Jarrett at 69.070 mph.

March 10th, 1996: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 18th), chevy, race avg at 161.298, 30 lead changes among 12 drivers, 3 cautions for 13 laps. Pole Winner: Johnny Benson at 185.434 mph.

March 10th, 2002: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Tony Stewart (started 9th), pontiac, race avg at 148.443, 34 lead changes among 8 drivers, 7 cautions for 37 laps. Pole Winner: Bill Elliott at 191.542 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 11th:

Birthdays:

Albert Garwood
Derek Daly

Events:

March 11th, 2001: Kevin Harvick, replacement for the late Dale Earnhardt, wins the Cracker Barrel 500 in an upset over Jeff Gordon in a photo finish. It was Harvick's third career start.

Races:

March 11th, 1979: Richmond, VA: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 9th), olds, race avg at 83.608, 3 lead changes among 2 drivers, 2 cautions for 8 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Allison at 92.957 mph.

March 11th, 2001: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Kevin Harvick (started 5th), chevy, race avg at 143.273, 25 lead changes among 11 drivers, 8 cautions for 42 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 192.748 mph.



March 11th, 2007: Jimmie Johnson wins his 3rd straight race at Las Vegas. This is the first race on the new track with its new 20 degree banking and renovation.

March 11th, 2007: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jimmie Johnson (started 23rd), chevy. Pole Winner: Kasey Kahne.

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Today in Nascar History March 12th:

Birthdays:

Lynne Garrow
Lorrie Earp
Terri Brooks
John Andretti
Casey Mears
Red Byron RIP (one of the first stars of the sport).

Events:

March 12th, 2000: Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte engage in a great duel at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Earnhardt leads the final 20 laps and beats Labonte by inches at the finish line to score his 75th career victory.

March 12th, 2006: Jimmie Johnson wins his second straight at Las Vegas after a last lap pass of Matt Kenseth in turn four. The two finish the race side by side with Johnson ahead.

Races:

March 12th, 1961: Hanford, CA: Winner: Fireball Roberts (started 2nd), pontiac, race avg at 95.621, 1 lead change. Pole Winner: Bob Ross at 98.370 mph.

In 1961 the last race in NASCAR's top division takes place at the Marchbanks Speedway located in Hanford, CA. Glenn "Fireball" Roberts would be the winner.

March 12th, 1972: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Bobby Isaac (started 1st), dodge, race avg at 113.895, 13 lead changes among 4 drivers, 8 cautions for 57 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Isaac at 137.539 mph.

March 12th, 2000: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt (started 35th), chevy, race avg at 131.759, 30 lead changes among 17 drivers, 10 cautions for 62 laps. Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett at 192.574 mph.

March 12th, 2006: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jimmie Johnson (started 3rd), chevy. Pole Winner: Greg Biffle.

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Today in Nascar History March 13th:

Birthdays:

Jeff Spraker

Events:

March 13th, 1983: Richard Petty ends a 43 race winless steak and beats Bill Elliott by a bumper at Rockingham. It is Petty's 196th career victory.

Races:

March 13th, 1966: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Paul Goldsmith (started 1st), plymouth, race avg at 100.027, 26 lead changes among 10 drivers, 10 cautions for 70 laps. Pole Winner: Paul Goldsmith at 116.684 mph.

March 13th, 1977: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), dodge, race avg at 97.860, 30 lead changes among 10 drivers, 11 cautions for 118 laps. Pole Winner: Donnie Allison at 135.387 mph.

March 13th, 1983: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 12th), pontiac, race avg at 113.055, 30 lead changes among 11 drivers, 10 cautions for 94 laps. Pole Winner: Ricky Rudd at 143.413 mph. (race was started on the 6th but finished on 13th because of weather).

March 13th, 1994: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Ernie Irvan (started 7th), ford, race avg at 146.136, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 5 cautions for 27 laps. Pole Winner: Loy Allen Jooonyer at 180.207 mph.

March 13th, 2005: Las Vegas, NV: Winner: Jimmie Johnson (started 9th), chevy, race avg at 121.038, 25 lead changes, 10 cautions. Pole Winner: Ryan Newman at 173.745 mph.

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Today in Nascar History March 14th:
Birthdays:

Tina Gordon
Artie Kempner
Harold Holly
Bill Rexford RIP
Lee Petty RIP

Events:

No events ever held on this date.

Races:

March 14th, 1965: Hillsboro, NC: Winner: Ned Jarrett (started 4th), ford, race avg at 90.663, 1 lead change among 2 drivers, 1 caution for 4 laps. Pole Winner: Junior Johnson at 98.570 mph.

March 14th, 1971: Rockingham, NC: Winner: Richard Petty (started 2nd), plymouth, race avg at 118.696, 19 lead changes among 7 drivers, 7 cautions for 36 laps. Pole Winner: Fred Lorenzen at 133.892 mph.

March 14th, 1976: Bristol, TN: Winner: Cale Yarborough (started 3rd), chevy, race avg at 87.377, 16 lead changes among 7 drivers, 6 cautions for 79 laps. Pole Winner: Buddy Baker at 110.720 mph.

March 14th, 1982: Bristol, TN: Winner: Darrell Waltrip (started 1st), buick, race avg at 94.025, 10 lead changes among 6 drivers, 3 cautions for 25 laps. Pole Winner: Darrell Waltrip at 111.068 mph.

March 14th, 1999: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Jeff Gordon (started 8th), chevy, race avg at 143.284, 25 lead changes among 10 drivers, 6 cautions for 44 laps. Pole Winner: Bobby Labonte at 194.957 mph.

March 14th, 2004: Atlanta, GA: Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jooonyer (started 7th), chevy, race avg at 158.679, 16 lead changes, 3 cautions. Pole Winner: Ryan Newman at 193.575 mph.