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

Thursday 30th April 1970

49 years ago

Richard Petty prevailed as little known independents starred in the NASCAR GN 'Columbia 200' on the 1/2 mile dirt Columbia Speedway, South Carolina, US. Petty, driving the Don Robertson Plymouth, started 7th, behind surprisingly strong independents. Wisconsin's Larry Baumel was on the pole followed by Johnny Halford, Frank Warren and Cecil Gordon. Halford and Michigan driver Ron Keselowski led before Warren took over on lap 26. Warren led until lap 97 when he lost 3 laps having his brakes worked on during his scheduled pit stop. Petty took over and went on to take the flag a lap ahead of Bobby Allison's Dodge.

Columbia Speedway

Columbia Speedway