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 11th June 1972

49 years ago

David Pearson cruised to victory at Michigan International Speedway, leading 155 of 200 laps in the Motor State 400. Pearson, driving a Wood Brothers Mercury, was 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Bobby Allison at the finish. Richard Petty, the last driver on the lead lap, was third in a 1-2-3 finish of NASCAR Hall of Famers. Pearson still tops Michigan’s all-time win list with nine wins at the 2-mile track.

43 Richard Petty Dodge 21 David Pearson 1972 Motor State 400

43 Richard Petty Dodge 21 David Pearson 1972 Motor State 400

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