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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.

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On This Day


Sunday 26th July 1987

34 years ago

Bill Elliott stormed to victory from the pole position to win the Talladega 500 at Talladega (Alabama, US) Superspeedway, marking the last race at the 2.66-mile track without carburetor restrictor plates. Elliott topped qualifying with a speed of 203.827 mph, which was the last 200-mph-plus qualifying effort before Marcos Ambrose’s 203.241 mph pole-winning lap at Michigan last month. Elliott led the final 38 laps and edged Davey Allison by .15 seconds in a 1-2 sweep by Fords. Dale Earnhardt was third in a Chevrolet. The race was run with a special restricted carburetor on every car, but plates were not introduced until the following year.

1987 Talladega 500

1987 Talladega 500

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