Thread: Today in Nascar History August
07-31-2014, 08:11 PM #1
Today in Nascar History AugustToday in Nascar History August 1st:
Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Fonty Flock, Danny Petner, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (2 times), Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Greg Biffle.
August 1st, 1959: Ned Jarrett scores his 1st ever Grand National series win by taking the checkers in Myrtle Beach,SC. Jarrett had bought his winning car a few days earlier with a post-dated check that wouldn’t clear the bank until the Monday after the event.
August 1st, 2010: Greg Biffle dodges the rain and uses a two tire strategy late in the going and pulls away from Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards to win at Pocono-ending a long winless drought for Ford and for himself. Elliott Sadler survives a wicked crash on the backstretch during the event in which his whole engine flies out of the car.
Yesterday, 08:11 PM #2
Today in Nascar History August 2nd:
Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Jack Smith, Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty (2 times), Ron Bouchard, and Ricky Rudd.
August 2nd, 1958: Jack Smith takes the win on the Bridgehampton Road Course on Long Island. It is Nascar's first ever race in the New York City area.
August 2nd, 1981: Unknown rookie driver Ron Bouchard passes Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte coming to the flag and beats them in a photo finish at Talladega to score his first and what was to be his only Cup Series victory.
August 2nd, 1997: Owner driver Ricky Rudd scores the biggest win of his long and storied career by winning the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.