Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day

Sunday 15th April 1973

46 years ago

David Pearson drove the Wood Brothers Mercury to a 13 lap victory in the NASCAR GN 'Rebel 500' at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina, US. It was the largest winning margin on a superspeedway since the 1965 'Southern 500' at the same Darlington Raceway. Pearson waded through 11 cautions, many caused by wrecks. Bobby Allison was in position to challenge Pearson when the engine blew in his Chevy with 18 laps left. Benny Parsons, caught up in a big crash on lap 345, managed to limp his Chevy around the remaining laps to take second at about 40 mph. Allison still finished third, despite sitting in the pits the final 18 laps.