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 29th April 1962

57 years ago

Miami's Bobby Johns won the NASCAR Grand National 'Volunteer 500' on the 1/2 mile Bristol International Speedway, Tennessee, US. Johns led 430 of the 500 laps on his way to a 6 lap victory in a Pontiac owned by his father. Fireball Roberts led the first 61 laps before a coil problem cost him 12 laps in the pits. From then on, the only time Johns was out of the lead was during routine pit stops. Roberts still finished 2nd, having made up 6 laps under green flag conditions in the Banjo Matthews Pontiac (!). It was Johns 2nd (and final) career GN win and first since 1960.

Number 21 Marvin Panch and #72 Bobby Johns buzz past Maurice Petty's #41 Plymouth during Bristol's 1962 Volunteer 500

Number 21 Marvin Panch and #72 Bobby Johns buzz past Maurice Petty's #41 Plymouth during Bristol's 1962 Volunteer 500

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