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 23rd April 1967

52 years ago

Richard Petty benefited from Cale Yarborough's misfortune to win the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway, Virginia, US. Yarborough was 4.5 seconds ahead of Petty when he hit oil from "Big" John Sears blown engine and tapped the wall. Yarborough elected not to pit on the caution and Petty got by on the restart. Petty's Plymouth finished 9 seconds ahead of Yarborough's Wood Brothers Ford with independent J.T. Putney third in a Chevy. Ralph Moody withdrew his Ford as driver Fred Lorenzen was still recovering from an ulcer.

Darel Dieringer and Richard Petty lead the charge in 1967 Virginia 500

Darel Dieringer and Richard Petty lead the charge in 1967 Virginia 500

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