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 17th May 1987

31 years ago

Dale Earnhardt won the third running of NASCAR’s All-Star Race, executing the famed “Pass in the Grass” after clashing with Geoffrey Bodine and Bill Elliott in the final 10-lap segment at Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina, US. Earnhardt kept the lead after a bump from pole-winner Elliott sent him sliding through the frontstretch grass and held on for the first of his three wins in the event. Terry Labonte took second with Tim Richmond third. Elliott, who finished 14th after cutting down a tire, clanged fenders with Earnhardt on the cool-down lap to express his displeasure with the result.