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race crazy
04-30-2017, 07:13 PM
Before we start the month I feel it is necessary to give credit to the sources of info (which are all highly recommended) Nascar Chronicle by Greg Fielden, racing-reference.com, motorsport.com, yahoo sports, getty images, and google image search for the pictures.

Today in Nascar History May 1st:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Bob Welborn, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Darrell Waltrip, Richard Petty, Phil Parsons, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski.

May 1st, 1964: LeeRoy Yarbrough scores his 1st career win by taking the checkers at Savannah Speedway-only 12 cars start the 100 mile event.


May 1st, 1983: Richard Petty beats Benny Parsons and Lake Speed to the finish in a 3 wide affair at Talladega-Phil Parsons survives a horrific rollover crash on the 72nd lap.


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May 1st, 1988: Phil Parsons takes the lead with 15 laps to go and takes his first and only career cup win by taking the checkers at Talladega.

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May 1st, 1994: Dale Earnhardt survives not 1 but 2 big ones and pulls out a victory by holding off Ernie Irvan to the line at Talladega. (Note-this was a sad day in auto racing-Ayrton Senna-F1 champion and considered by many to be the best racing driver of all time perishes in a crash at Imola).



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May 1st, 2005: Jeff Gordon survives Talladega and a massive 25 car big one to take yet another win at the Alabama Track.


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May 1st, 2006: Jimmie Johnson wins a rain delayed affair at Talladega.


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May 1st, 2010: Kyle Busch outduels Jeff Gordon on a late race restart to take the win at Richmond. It is Kyle's 2nd straight victory in the spring race at the 3/4 mile track and his first win since last August at Bristol.


May 1st, 2016: Brad Keselowski survives a completely insane day and wins at Talladega. The race sees 3 different cars get over on their roofs and 37 of the 40 starters involved in accidents. It is Keselowski's 4th win at the Alabama track.

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race crazy
05-02-2017, 10:03 PM
Today in Nascar History May 2nd:

Winners on this date: Red Byron, Herb Thomas, Junior Johnson (2 times), Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker (2 times), Ernie Irvan, Jeff Gordon (2 times), and Kyle Busch.

May 2nd, 1959: Junior Johnson flips his ford in practice, but drives the fixed beater to the win at Hickory, winning by over 2 laps.

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May 2nd, 1976: Buddy Baker blows away the field in the Talladega 500 averaging a blistering pace of over 169 mph average, he wins by over 35 seconds.

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May 2nd, 1982: Darrell Waltrip passes Benny Parsons on the last lap and wins the Winston 500 at Talladega. Parsons won the pole for the event with an average time of over 200 mph, the first time it had ever been done in a qualifying session.


May 2nd, 1993: Ernie Irvan survives and wins a wild Talladega event that saw the big one and a spectacular flip by Rusty Wallace across the finish line.


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May 2nd, 2009: Kyle Busch completes a weekend sweep at Richmond by becoming only the 2nd driver to win on his birthday. Cale Yarborough is the other having accomplished that feat twice.


race crazy
05-02-2017, 10:10 PM
Today in Nascar History May 3rd:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Jack Smith, Lee Petty, Bobby Isaac, Bobby Allison, Davey Allison (2 times), Mark Martin, Joe Nemechek, and Clint Bowyer.

May 3rd, 1981: Bobby Allison takes the win at Talladega for his 2nd win of the season.

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May 3rd, 1987: Bill Elliott wins the pole for the Winston 500 at 212.809 mph (actually happened May 1st I think), still the fastest lap ever turned in qualifying in the cup series. In the race, (held on this date May 3rd) rookie Davey Allison holds off the field to score his first career win at his home track in his 14th career start. His father, Bobby Allison survives a terrible crash when his car becomes airborne and takes out part of the catch fence-no fans were seriously injured-the race is stopped for 3 hours to repair the fence.


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May 3rd, 1992: Davey Allison beats Bill Elliott to the finish line to win at Talladega and maintain his points lead-9 races into the season-a Ford had won all 9.

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May 3rd, 2003: Joe Nemechek is out front in Rick Hendrick's #25 when the rains come, giving him the win at Richmond.

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May 3rd, 2008: Clint Bowyer takes advantage of a late race get together between fan favorite Dale Jr. and Kyle Busch to take his 2nd career Cup Series win in Richmond-Jr. gets taken out and the fans are none too happy with Mr. Busch.

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race crazy
05-04-2017, 07:25 PM
Today in Nascar History May 4th:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Fireball Roberts, Jimmy Pardue, Bobby Isaac, Buddy Baker (2 times), Bobby Allison, Mark Martin, and Tony Stewart.

May 4th, 1962: Jimmy Pardue passes Rex White in the late going to win the event at Southside Speedway in Richmond, VA. It is his first career cup win-he makes only 550 dollars for his efforts. (sadly Jimmy Pardue died tragically in 1964 in a tire testing accident-he would have had a long and successful career)


May 4th, 1975: Buddy Baker ends a two year winless streak by taking 1st in the Winston 500 at Talladega.

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May 4th, 1986: Bobby Allison holds off Dale Earnhardt to win at Talladega and end a two year winless skid.

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May 4th, 2002: Tony Stewart wins a rain delayed Richmond event filled with wrecks due to the new sealer put down on the racing surface.

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race crazy
05-04-2017, 07:29 PM
Today in Nascar History May 5th:

Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Paul Goldsmith, Jack Smith, Jim Paschal, David Pearson (2 times), Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, and Tony Stewart.

May 5th, 1950: Nascar president Bill France and Curtis Turner enter a car in the Carrera Pan Americana-a 2,172 mile race through Mexico. France and Turner crash out early.

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May 5th, 1985: Bill Elliott breaks an oil fitting early in the Winston 500 at Talladega, then without a caution flag-makes up 2 whole laps-over five miles on the field-retakes the lead and wins the race-and at Talladega.

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race crazy
05-05-2017, 08:18 PM
Today in Nascar History May 6th:

Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 times), Jimmie Johnson, and Brad Keselowski.

May 6th, 1956: Speedy Thompson takes the win in the 100 mile event in Concord, NC. It is the fourth straight event in which the 2 Kiekhaefer Motorsports cars have finished 1-2.


May 6th, 1961: Fred Lorenzen passes Curtis Turner with 1 lap to go and out hustles him on the last lap to win the Rebel 300 at Darlington.

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May 6th, 1973: David Pearson avoids a 21 car melee and takes an easy victory at Talladega-only 17 of the 60 cars that started the race finish the event.


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May 6th, 1984: Cale Yarborough passes Harry Gant on the final lap to win at Talladega. The race is the most competitive in Nascar history with 13 drivers swapping the lead 75 times throughout the event and remains so until the record is broken in the 2010 Talladega race.

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May 6th, 1990: Dale Earnhardt holds off Greg Sacks to claim another Talladega win.

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May 6th, 1991: Harry Gant coasts on fumes across the line to win at Talladega. Kyle Petty breaks his leg in the big one on the backstretch and is knocked out of competition for 3 months.

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May 6th, 2006: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the win in the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond on the same date as his first Richmond win in 2000.

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May 6th, 2007: Jimmie Johnson holds off Kyle Busch to win the rain delayed event at Richmond.

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May 6th, 2012: Brad Keselowski uses a push from Kyle Busch on the last restart of the day to overtake the dominant car of Matt Kenseth and holds off Busch on the final lap to score his 2nd career Talladega victory.


race crazy
05-06-2017, 08:57 PM
Today in Nascar History May 7th:

Winners on this date: Junior Johnson, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Darrell Waltrip, Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Greg Biffle, Regan Smith, Kyle Busch, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

May 7th, 1955: Nascar Hall of Famer Junior Johnson takes his first career Nascar victory by winning at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina.


May 7th, 1989: Davey Allison outruns Terry Labonte and Mark Martin to lead a 1-2-3 Ford finish in the Winston 500 at Talladega.

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May 7th, 1995: Dale Earnhardt passes Mark Martin to win at Sears Point. It is his first win on a road course in 36 tries.

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May 7th, 2005: Greg Biffle wins at Darlington.


May 7th, 2011: Talented underdog driver Regan Smith scores a huge and unlikely upset win in the Southern 500 at Darlington. Smith, driving for the single car Furniture Row Racing team out of Denver, CO, stays out on a late caution and holds off a hard charging Carl Edwards on new tires on the green white checkered restart to score his first career Cup Series victory. Smith's win is somewhat overshadowed by the "have at it boys" antics of Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, who clash post-race after the two tangled in the event.



May 7th, 2016: Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick to finally tame Kansas and take the victory at a track that has been notoriously hard on the defending champion over the years. Busch's 3rd win of the year is assisted by the dominant car of the day in Martin Truex Jr. faltering late on the last pit stop of the day.

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May 7th, 2017: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. passes Kyle Busch on the last lap at Talladega and holds off the pack to take his 1st career Cup Series win in his 158th start. The win also breaks an almost 3 year winless streak for car owner Jack Roush.

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race crazy
05-07-2017, 07:45 PM
Today in Nascar History May 8th:

Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, and Denny Hamlin.

May 8th, 1989: Hoosier Tire Company announces that they will withdraw from Nascar competition following the 1989 season.


May 8th, 2010: Denny Hamlin holds off the field and completes his first career weekend sweep by winning the Southern 500 at Darlington after having won the Nationwide race the night before.


race crazy
05-08-2017, 07:34 PM
Today in Nascar History May 9th:

Winners on this date: Red Byron, Buck Baker (2 times), Fred Lorenzen, David Pearson, Benny Parsons (2 times), and Mark Martin.

May 9th, 1964: Fred Lorenzen wins the Rebel 300 at Darlington leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for Fords.

May 9th, 1970: David Pearson takes the win in the Rebel 400 at Darlington. Richard Petty is injured in a spectacular rollover crash on the frontstretch and ABC's cameras capture the wreck.


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May 9th, 1971: Benny Parsons takes his 1st career Cup victory in dominant fashion by lapping the field in route to victory at South Boston Speedway.


May 9th, 2009: Veteran Mark Martin takes the win in a wreck filled Southern 500 at Darlington.


race crazy
05-10-2017, 10:17 PM
Today in Nascar History May 10th:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Buck Baker, Bob Welborn, Richard Petty (2 times), LeeRoy Yarbrough, Darrell Waltrip, and Kyle Busch.

May 10th, 1969: LeeRoy Yarbrough and Bobby Allison collide while battling for the lead at Darlington with 4 laps to go-Yarbrough limps his wrecked car around the final 4 circuits to victory.

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May 10th, 1975: Darrell Waltrip takes his 1st career Cup Series Victory by winning at his hometown Nashville Speedway by over 2 laps.

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May 10th, 2008: Kyle Busch pulls away from the field and fends off 2nd place finisher Carl Edwards to win at Darlington-Busch hits the wall repeatedly during the event, but it doesn’t affect his car.

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race crazy
05-10-2017, 10:21 PM
Today in Nascar History May 11th.

Winners on this date: Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, and Richard Petty.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Bill Elliott (1986 Atlanta)

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May 11th, 1963: Joe Weatherly wins a confusing Rebel 300 at Darlington. The race is run in two parts-like a doubleheader-each 150 miles a piece. Weatherly wins the opening race while Richard Petty wins the 2nd. A points system averages the races out to determine the race winner-giving Weatherly the win.

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May 11th, 2010: The brand new Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte opens its doors to the public for the first time with opening ceremonies in the shining cathedral to Nascar's past and future.

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race crazy
05-11-2017, 09:33 PM
Today in Nascar History May 12th:

Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Nelson Stacy, Cale Yarborough (2 times), Darrell Waltrip, and Jimmie Johnson.

May 12th, 2000: Adam Petty loses his life in a practice crash at Loudon :(.


May 12th, 2012: Jimmie Johnson uses a strong car to hold off the field on a flurry of late race restarts to win the Southern 500 at Darlington. Johnson's first win of the season is car owner Rick Hendrick's 200th Cup Series victory, a huge accomplishment for the respected and renowned car owner.


race crazy
05-14-2017, 12:48 PM
Today in Nascar History May 13th:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Darel Dieringer, Richard Petty, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, and Martin Truex Jr.

May 13th, 1954: Nascar President Bill France is escorted off the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway during time trials for the Indy 500-according to Indy officials "we have a long standing disagreement with Nascar on what constitutes good racing." (40 years later of course the inaugural Brickyard 400 would be held)


May 13th, 1967: Richard Petty takes the win in the Darlington 400 a lap ahead of runner up David Pearson. The win is Petty's 55th career-putting him in first on the all-time win list. Ford driver Fred Lorenzen retires before the race and Pearson replaces him in the Holman-Moody Ford.

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May 13th, 2006: Greg Biffle takes the win at Darlington for the 2nd straight year.


May 13th, 2007: Jeff Gordon takes a hard earned victory on a Mother’s Day Sunday at Darlington-the race is delayed due to rain on Saturday night which pushes the event to Sunday-Gordon holds on the final 50 laps despite massive overheating of his COT-the car spews water for the last 20 laps but Gordon’s ride holds together.


May 13th, 2017: Martin Truex Jr. passes Ryan Blaney and goes on to take the victory in Kansas. The caution filled event sees a vicious crash between Danica Patrick, Joey Logano, and Aric Almirola which sends Almirola to the hospital with a compression fracture to his back.

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05-14-2017, 12:53 PM
Today in Nascar History May 14th:

Winners on this date: Ned Jarrett, Cale Yarborough, and Kasey Kahne.

May 14th, 2005: Kasey Kahne holds off Tony Stewart to win at Richmond to claim his 1st career cup series victory.

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05-15-2017, 06:37 PM
Today in Nascar History May 15th:

Winners on this date: Danny Letner, Tim Flock, Jim Reed, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Bobby Isaac, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Matt Kenseth (2 times).

May 15th, 1977: Cale Yarborough overcomes two black flags, two unscheduled pit stops, and comes from 4 laps down to win at Dover.

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May 15th, 1978: When Willy T. Ribbs fails to appear for practice for the World 600 at Charlotte, team owner Will Cronkrite replaces him with an unknown driver named Dale Earnhardt.

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May 15th, 1983: Bobby Allison holds off Darrell Waltrip in a tight battle for the win at Dover-the race finishes under yellow when a torrential downpour hits the speedway.


May 15th, 2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr takes the victory at Richmond.


May 15th, 2011: After running consistent for much of the day Matt Kenseth uses a smart 2-tire strategy to assume the lead late in the going and hold on to score his 2nd win at Dover. Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, and Clint Bowyer dominate much of the event, but the strategy call lead's to Kenseth's 20th career win.


May 15th, 2016: Veteran Matt Kenseth holds off a hard charging Kyle Larson in a great late race battle to score the victory at Dover. The race is unpredictably wild and is interrupted by an 18 car pile up on the front straight which eliminates many top contenders.

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05-15-2017, 06:48 PM
Today in Nascar History May 16th:

Winners on this date: Red Byron, Tim Flock, Jim Paschal, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Bobby Isaac, Donnie Allison, Benny Parsons, Bobby Allison, Geoff Bodine, and Kyle Busch.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Davey Allison 1992, Mark Martin 1998, Tony Stewart 2009.

May 16th, 1953: Tim Flock-riding with riding partner Jocko Flocko, wins the 100 mile event at Hickory. Jocko is a Rhesus monkey-and he has his own driver’s uniform and a custom built seat in the car. It is the first time a Grand National (Cup) race winner has a co-pilot (and probably the last).


May 16th, 1992: Dubbed by promoter Humpy Wheeler as “one hot night” the 1992 edition of the All Star race was the first to be run under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race did not disappoint. On the final lap leader Dale Earnhardt spun in turn 3 while trying to hold off 2nd place Kyle Petty. Petty’s loss of momentum allowed 3rd place Davey Allison to pass and get side by side with Petty coming to the checkers. The two collided at the start finish line with Allison ahead before smashing into the outside wall. Allison suffered mild injuries and was taken to the hospital, making it one of the only races in which the actual winner never went to victory lane. A true classic.

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May 16th, 1998: Mark Martin takes a surprise win in the All Star race after leader Jeff Gordon slows on the final lap due to a fuel miscalculation.


May 16th, 2009: Tony Stewart takes a big win in the All Star race for his own upstart race team, Stewart Haas Racing. It is the first victory of any kind for the team in the Cup Series.


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May 16th, 2010: Kyle Busch takes advantage of a late race speeding penalty on his main challenger for the win Jimmie Johnson and cruises to victory at Dover.


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05-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Today in Nascar History May 17th:

Winners on this date: Lee Petty, Tom Pistone, Richard Petty, David Pearson (2 times), and Jody Ridley.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Dale Earnhardt 1987, Jeff Gordon 1997, Jimmie Johnson 2003, Kasey Kahne 2008.

May 17th, 1981: Jody Ridley drives Junie Donlavey's #90 to an upset win at Dover. It was Ridley's first and only career cup win along with his car owner Donlavey-who had been fielding cars in the series since 1950. The win is somewhat marred by controversy as it is thought that a scoring communications problem took the victory away from Bobby Allison-who thought he was the actual winner of the race.


May 17th, 1987: Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott engage in a terrific fender-banging battle for the win in the All Star race at Charlotte with Earnhardt at one point miraculously saving his car in the tri-oval after a tap from Elliott and retaining the lead. Earnhardt would go on to win the event. (this was the famous “pass in the grass” although it was never a pass, just a great save).


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May 17th, 1997: Jeff Gordon obliterates the field in the All Star race in a dominating performance for the ages. Nicknamed T-Rex due to its sponsorship and chassis builder Rex Stump, this certain 24 car would go on to win the Coca Cola 600 the following week and then was told to under no circumstances be brought back by Nascar. This car was tricked to the nines and many Nascar rules in the rulebook today are from things tricked on this car.


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May 17th, 2003: 2nd year sensation Jimmie Johnson passes teammate Jeff Gordon to win his 1st career All Star Race at Charlotte.


May 17th, 2008: Kasey Kahne pulls away from the competition to win the Sprint All Star Race. Kahne becomes the first driver to win after getting into the big event based on a fan vote.

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05-17-2017, 11:37 PM
Today in Nascar History May 18th:

Winners on this date: Dick Rathmann, Junior Johnson, Richard Petty, David Pearson (2 times), Bobby Isaac, Bobby Allison, and Geoff Bodine.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Ryan Newman 2002

May 18th, 1947: Fonty Flock wins the first ever event at North Wilkesboro Speedway in front of over 10,000 spectators-a spectacular crowd for the time.


May 18th, 2002: Rookie Ryan Newman holds off a hard charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to score an upset victory in the Winston.


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05-18-2017, 09:34 PM
Today in Nascar History May 19th:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Ned Jarrett (2 times), Jim Paschal, Cale Yarborough, and Bill Elliott.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Davey Allison 1991, Jeff Gordon 2001, Kevin Harvick 2007, Jimmie Johnson 2012.

May 19th, 1957: Buck Baker is declared the winner of the Virginia 500 at Martinsville after a crash halts the race on the 441st lap.


May 19th, 1991: Davey Allison wins the Winston All Star Race in dominating fashion.


May 19th, 2001: In a truly bizarre event Jeff Gordon wins the All-Star race in a backup car. The race was delayed and then given the green and as the cars went into turn 1 it started raining, wrecking much of the field including Gordon. Nascar allowed the teams to pull their backups off the truck and prepare them. Gordon would drive his to victory.


May 19th, 2007: Kevin Harvick pulls off the win in the All Star Event. It is his first ever Cup Series triumph of any sort at the track. (this was also the race with the Busch brothers getting together)


May 19th, 2012: Jimmie Johnson plays his strategy perfectly and uses a dominant car to easily win the Sprint All-Star Race for a record-tying 3rd time.


05-20-2017, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the memories, love these posts and pics!

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05-20-2017, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the memories, love these posts and pics!

glad you like it thanks!

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05-20-2017, 02:03 PM
Today in Nascar History May 20th:

Winners on this date: Buck Baker, Richard Petty (2 times), and Neil Bonnett.

All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Dale Earnhardt 1990, Michael Waltrip 1996, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000, Jimmie Johnson 2006, and Kyle Busch 2017.

May 20th, 1979: Neil Bonnett passes Cale Yarborough with 3 laps to go to win in just his 3rd start in the Wood Brothers famed #21.


May 20th, 1984: Richard Petty takes the win at Dover. It is his 199th career win.


May 20th, 2000: Rookie Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives to Victory in the All Star race at Charlotte.

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May 20th, 2017: Kyle Busch passes Brad Keselowski on a slick final restart and pulls away to take his first All Star victory at Charlotte. It is the talented driver's first victory in a Cup car at the track.

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05-21-2017, 01:51 PM
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Winners on this date: Curtis Turner, Richard Petty (2 times), Joe Weatherly, Lloyd Dane, and David Pearson. <br />
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All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Rusty...

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05-21-2017, 07:49 PM
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Winners on this date: Tim Flock, Lee Petty, Marvin Panch, and Darrell Waltrip, <br />
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All-Star Event Race Winners on this date: Terry Labonte (2 times), Dale...

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05-22-2017, 07:29 PM
Today in Nascar History May 23rd:

Winners on this date: Gober Sosebee, Bill Blair, Johnny Rogers, Lee Petty, Fred Lorenzen, and Bobby Isaac.

May 23rd, 1948: Nascar holds three events that count for championship points in three different locations-Gober Sosebee wins at Macon, GA, Bill Blair wins in Danville, VA, and Johnny Rogers wins at Dover, NJ.

May 23rd, 2010: The inaugural class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is officially inducted-Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Dale Earnhardt Sr., Junior Johnson, and Richard Petty.


May 23rd, 2011: The 2nd class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is officially inducted-Lee Petty, Bud Moore, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, and David Pearson.


May 23rd, 2012: The 4th class of the Nascar Hall of Fame is announced. Herb Thomas, Leonard Wood, Rusty Wallace, Cotton Owens, and Buck Baker are chosen by the voting panel.


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05-24-2017, 07:37 PM
Today in Nascar History May 24th:

Winners on this date: Herb Thomas, Bob Welborn, Rex White, Jim Paschal, Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, Kyle Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon.

May 24th, 1964: Jim Paschal posts his first career win by winning the World 600 at Charlotte. The race is also tragic as Fireball Roberts crashes and bursts into flames on the 8th lap-he would succumb to his injuries from the crash on July 2nd :(


May 24th, 1970: Donnie Allison wins by over two laps to claim the World 600. ABC cameras join the race in progress just over halfway through.


May 24th, 1987: Kyle Petty, driving for the Wood Brothers, wins the World 600 and gives the Wood Brothers Team its 70th superspeedway victory overall. Petty is in position to win the race due to heavy attrition.


May 24th, 1992: Dale Earnhardt wins the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte by outrunning Ernie Irvan on the racetrack and by using some questionable tactics on pit lane. Earnhardt comes in trailing Irvan by 3 seconds on the last pit stop and their pit times are essentially the same, yet Earnhardt emerges from the pits 1.2 seconds ahead of Irvan. The competitors cry foul and protest that he was speeding on pit road.


May 24th, 1998: Jeff Gordon passes Rusty Wallace late in the going to win the Coca Cola 600. The win catapults Gordon into the points lead.

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May 24th, 2017: The 2018 Nascar Hall of Fame class is announced. Robert Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier, and Ron Hornaday are all honored.

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05-25-2017, 09:37 PM
Today in Nascar History May 26th:

Winners on this date: Eddie Pagan, Buddy Baker, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, Davey Allison, Dale Jarrett, and Mark Martin.

May 26th, 1974: David Pearson scores his 80th career win by winning the World 600. Pearson passes Richard Petty with 9 laps to go and beats the #43 by a car length to the finish line.

May 26th, 1985: After winning the inaugural all-star race the day before, Darrell Waltrip doubles up and wins the Coca Cola World 600 at Charlotte.

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May 26th, 1996: Dale Jarrett holds off Jeff Gordon and cruises to an easy win in the Coca Cola 600 as lots of carnage happens behind him throughout the event.



May 26th, 2002: Mark Martin ends a winless streak of almost 2 years by holding off teammate Matt Kenseth while going through lapped traffic in the late laps to win the Coca Cola 600.


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05-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Today in Nascar History May 27th:

Winners on this date: Speedy Thompson, Herb Thomas, Eddie Gray, Nelson Stacy, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Casey Mears, and Kasey Kahne.

May 27th, 1962: Nelson Stacy overtakes a slowing David Pearson with 8 laps remaining to win the 3rd annual World 600. Pearson is headed towards his 2nd straight 600 win when his motor gives out 8 laps from the finish.


May 27th, 2001: Jeff Burton ends a slump with a victory in the Coca Cola 600. Tony Stewart finishes 3rd after finishing 6th earlier in the day at the Indianapolis 500. An exhausted Stewart completes all 1,100 miles of racing for the day.


May 27th, 2007: Casey Mears avoids the multiple wrecks and uses fuel strategy to win his first career race, the Coca Cola 600.

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May 27th, 2012: Kasey Kahne scores his first win for Hendrick Motorsports and his 3rd overall career victory in the Coca Cola 600. Kahne dominates the 2nd half of the event and cruises to an easy win.


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05-27-2017, 09:01 PM
Today in Nascar History May 28th:

Winners on this date: Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Jim Paschal, Bobby Isaac, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip (2 times), Neil Bonnett, Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, and Austin Dillon.

May 28th, 1961: 2nd year driver David Pearson scores his first career win in the 2nd annual World 600. Pearson comes across the line on just 3 tires after blowing a tire with 2 laps to go.


May 28th, 1995: Bobby Labonte wins the Coca Cola 600 to score his first career Cup victory. His brother Terry finishes 2nd, making it the first time brothers had finished 1-2 in a Cup event since 1971-when Bobby and Donnie Allison did it-also in the 600.


May 28th, 2000: Rookie Matt Kenseth holds off fellow rookie Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Coca Cola 600 and score his first career Cup victory.


May 28th, 2006: Kasey Kahne dominates the Coca Cola 600 and wins Nascar's longest race.


May 28th, 2017: Austin Dillon plays fuel strategy to perfection in the Coca Cola 600 and passes an empty tanked Jimmie Johnson with 2 laps to go and holds on to take his first career Cup Series victory. The win is the first of the young driver's career and the first for a car #3 since Dale Earnhardt Sr. in October of 2000.

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05-29-2017, 07:54 PM
Today in Nascar History May 29th:

Winners on this date: Bob Flock, Herb Thomas, Lee Petty (2 times), Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr.

May 29th, 1994: Jeff Gordon passes Ricky Rudd with 9 laps to go and goes on to the victory in the Coca Cola 600. It is Jeff's first career Cup Series victory.

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May 29th, 2005: After Diamond Grinding the surface at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the Coca Cola 600 turns into a wreckfest with countless accidents. The race still holds the record for cautions in a Cup Series race at 22. Jimmie Johnson battles Bobby Labonte in a photo finish to the line with Jimmie prevailing in the crazy event.

Note: The Whole entire race is available on Youtube for watching-it is in 19 different parts-if anyone wants to watch the race.

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May 29th, 2011: In perhaps the wildest and most unpredictable day of auto racing events in history, Kevin Harvick nightcaps the day by winning in thrilling fashion in a fuel mileage derby in the Coca Cola 600. Dale Earnhardt Jr. appears headed for a victory to snap his long winless drought after a crazy late race restart but runs out of gas on the last corner, allowing Harvick to zoom by and score an unlikely 3rd win of the season. (It is also the longest race ever run as far as miles in Nascar history due to the Green White Checkered Finish). Earlier in the day the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 both had equally thrilling and odd finishes, so coincidental in fact that the car leading on the last lap and last corner of the Indy 500 (and who crashed off the last corner and lost) had the National Guard sponsorship on it, just like Earnhardt Jr's car-an odd and unique turn of events indeed.



May 29th, 2016: Martin Truex Jr. starts from the pole and pulverizes the field in the fastest Coca Cola 600 ever run. Truex leads an unfathomable 392 of 400 laps-or 588 miles of the 600 in the event to take his first Charlotte victory.

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05-29-2017, 08:00 PM
Today in Nascar History May 30th: (VERY busy day in Nascar history)

Winners on this date: Marshall Teague (2 times), Paul Pappy, Bill Rexford, Herb Thomas (2 times), Fonty Flock, Buck Baker (3 times), John Soares, Lloyd Dane, Fireball Roberts, Parnelli Jones, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Neil Bonnett, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Burton, and Jimmie Johnson.

May 30th, 1953: A 300 mile event is held on Memorial Day at the 1 mile Raleigh, NC Speedway. Fonty Flock comes from 43rd on the starting grid to win the race. Tim Flock is running in 2nd place late in the event but......he falls to third after being forced to pit because of....Jocko Flocko-his pet monkey co-pilot.


As told by Tim Flock: "In the 300-mile race at Raleigh, we had a little problem with Jocko. Late in the race, while I was running 2nd, he broke loose from his seat and jumped down on the floorboard. He yanked the cable and opened the trap door-right as I ran over a rock on the track. The rock zinged Jocko right between the eyes. He went crazy. He jumped on my neck and started scratching me to the point I almost wrecked a couple of times. Finally, I had to make a pit stop so we could put Jocko out of the car." "Im the only driver in Nascar history to lose a race because we had to pit to get rid of a monkey."

May 30th, 1958: Fireball Roberts drives his Chevy to a win in the 500 mile event in Trenton, NJ. The 500 mile race is the first 500 mile race for stock cars North of Darlington on the map.


May 30th, 1971: Brothers Bobby and Donnie Allison finish 1st and 2nd in the World 600.


May 30th, 1976: David Pearson avoids a wreck with 3 laps left and takes the World 600. Female driver Janet Guthrie makes her Cup Series debut and finishes a respectable 15th.


May 30th, 1982: Neil Bonnett passes Bill Elliott with 13 laps to go and scores the win in the World 600.

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May 30th, 1993: Dale Earnhardt overcomes 3 penalties in the World 600 and prevails to win the event. One is for rough driving after Earnhardt finds himself way behind the leaders, so he spins Greg Sacks intentionally to catch back up.

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May 30th, 1999: Jeff Burton passes Bobby Labonte with 17 laps to go to win the Coca Cola 600. Rookie Tony Stewart competes in the Indy 500 earlier in the day and runs the 600 at night and makes history-scoring top 10 finishes in both huge races on the same day. (9th in Indy, 4th at Charlotte)


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May 30th, 2004: Jimmie Johnson prevails at his sponsors track to win the Coca Cola 600.


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05-30-2017, 10:11 PM
Today in Nascar History May 31st:

Winners on this date: Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty, Bobby Isaac, Davey Allison, Harry Gant, Dale Jarrett, and Jimmie Johnson.

May 31st, 2009: Jimmie Johnson takes 4 tires late and rallies with a dominant car to pass Tony Stewart with 2 laps to go and tame the Monster Mile.