1940: "Rapid" Roy Hall, a known moonshine runner, wins a 150 mile race on a tiny dirt track in Salisbury, NC. Bill France finishes second.
1959: Happy 50th birthday, Mike Wallace. Mike, younger brother of 1989 Cup champion Rusty Wallace and older brother of Kenny Wallace, has eight NASCAR wins, four in the Nationwide Series and four in the truck series. He is winless in 188 Cup starts. Mikeís first NASCAR race was the Nationwide Series Winston Classic at Martinsville in October 1990.
Matt Kenseth, Mike Wallace, Roy McCauley, Ginny McClure, Kelly Denton, Randy Biggs
Last race won on this day: 3/10/2002
Tony Stewart wins the MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Tony Stewart, who started ninth, led a race-high 143 of 325 laps and was clearly the strongest car. After a restart with 31 laps left, Stewart passed Ward Burton for the lead on the backstretch on Lap 303. It was the 34th lead change, an event record.
1979: Itís a two-man race, and Cale Yarborough emerges the winner of the Richmond 400. Yarborough leads 181 laps and second-place Bobby Allison the other 219. They are the only two to finish on the lead lap. Allison leads the first 156 laps, Yarborough the next five and Allison the next 63 before Yarborough grabs the lead for the final 176 laps.
2001: Kevin Harvick, replacement for the late Dale Earnhardt, wins the Cracker Barrel 500 in an upset over Jeff Gordon in a photo finish. It was Harvick's third career start.
Derek Daly,Albert Garwood
Last race won on this day: 3/11/2007
Jimmy Johnson wins the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas
Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 1st win of the 2007 season, 24th career win and 3rd straight a Las Vegas. The win was also the 150th for Hendrick Motorsports.
1972: Bobby Isaac wins the Carolina 500 at Rockingham for his 37th and final Cup victory. He leads 210 of 492 laps and finishes more than a lap ahead of Richard Petty. Jim Vandiver is third, also on the 491st lap. The fourth- and fifth-place drivers, LeeRoy Yarbrough and Dave Marcis, complete 477 laps.
2000: Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte engage in a great duel at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Earnhardt leads the final 20 laps and beats Labonte by inches at the finish line to score his 75th career victory.
Lynne Garrow, Casey Mears, John Andretti, Terri Brooks, Lorrie Earp
Last race won on this day: 3/12/2006
Jimmie Johnson wins his second straight at Las Vegas after a last lap pass of Matt Kenseth in turn four. The two finish the race side by side with Johnson ahead.
1982: Phil Parsons wins the first Busch Series race at Bristol. David Pearson starts on the pole and is the only other car on the lead lap of the Southeastern 150. Thirty cars start and 14 finish the 80-mile race.
1983: Richard Petty ends a 43 race winless steak and beats Bill Elliott by a bumper at Rockingham. It is Petty's 196th career victory.
1988: 20-year-old Jeff Burton, making his first NASCAR start, finishes last in the 200-lap Miller Classic Nationwide Series race at Martinsville. Twenty-eight cars start the race, and Burtonís engine fails after two laps.
Last race won on this day: 3/13/2005
Jimmy Johnson wins the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 ay Las Vegas
1927: Bill Rexford, winner of the 1950 Cup championship, is born on this day. Rexford is 23 when he wins the championship and remains NASCARís youngest champ. Rexford wins one race in 1950, the only race he wins in his 36-race career. He races twice in 1953 at 26 and retires from NASCAR.
1992: Jeff Gordon, 20, wins the Atlanta 300 Nationwide Series race for his first NASCAR victory. Harry Gant finishes second, 3.57 seconds back. For the record, Gordon drives the No. 1 Baby Ruth Ford.
Artie Kempner, David Poole, Aric Almirola, Tina Gordon, Harold E. Holly Jr., Jack Smith
Last race won on this day: 3/14/2004
Dale jr wins the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta
Junior zoomed by Jeremy Mayfield with 15 laps to go and sprinted to an easy victory Sunday in the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He also won the season-opening Daytona 500.
1987: Jack Ingram wins his 31st and final Nationwide Series race, winning the Mountain Dew 400 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway by two car lengths over Mike Alexander.
1997: Jeff Green wins the Las Vegas 300, the first Nationwide race west of the Mississippi. Dick Trickle finishes second, 2.8 seconds back. It is Green's first Nationwide victory. In 2000, he will win the series championship.
Andy Graves, Doug Rice, Ellen Siska
Last race won on this day: 3/15/1992
Bill Elliott wins the 1992 Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 at Atlanta
1920: Fonty Flock, one of NASCARís early stars, is born. Flock wins 19 of 153 races from 1949, NASCARís first season, to 1957. His best season is 1951. Competing in 34 of 41 races, Flock wins eight times, finishes in the top five 20 times and wins 13 poles. He finishes second in the points standings to Herb Thomas.
1999: Jeff Burton's crumpled Ford lies in a smoking heap on the frontstretch at Darlington Raceway as rain begins to fall securing his victory in one of the zaniest finishes in NASCAR history. Burton is involved in a crash on lap 163, but manages to keep his car rolling until heavy rains curtail the scheduled 400-miler.
Larry McClure, Jeff Krogh, Bob Hayden, Joe Menzer
Last race won on this day: 3/21/2004
Jimmie Johnson won at Darlington
100th race at this historic racetrack,Johnson beat Labonte to the line. This would be the last 400-mile March race at Darlington.
1959: Johnny Beauchamp, who came out on the losing end of the famous photo finish with Lee Petty in the inaugural Daytona 500, comes back a month later to win his first NASCAR race, a 100-lap event on the one-mile dirt track of Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. No photo finish this time. Beauchamp leads every lap and wins by one lap over Buck Baker. Twenty-one cars start the race; nine are running at the finish.
1998 Darrell Waltrip's last race as an owner/driver. He wrote in his autobiography that he drove the Tim Flock Special just so he wouldn't be depressed about running a blank racecar since he figured it would be his final start.
Pam Miller, Todd Trickle, Ronald Hayden, Eric Bilyeu, Mike Bodick, Jerry Wittig
Last race won on this day: 3/22/1998
Dale Jarrett won the TranSouth Financial 400 at Darlington
Dale Jarrett captured the TranSouth Financial 400
NASCAR Winston Cup Series event at historic Darlington Raceway Sunday
beating Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton to the finish line after a thrilling
three-car scramble over the closing laps.
1997: Dale Jarrett wins the TranSouth Financial 400 Cup race at Darlington from the pole, beating Ted Musgrave to the line by .169 seconds. No driver has won a Cup race from the pole at Darlington since.
Erin Crocker, Mike McCarthy, Wes Adams
Last race won on this day: 3/23/2003
Kurt Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
After three runner-up finishes, Kurt Busch finally broke through into victory lane. Busch won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, his second consecutive win in Bristols spring race and first of the 2003 season. Busch passed Bobby Labonte for the lead and led the final 97 laps, winning by .39 seconds over teammate Matt Kenseth.
This was the 2,000 Race in NASCAR Winston Cup Series History.
1970 During a Goodyear tire test at Talladega, Buddy Baker becomes the first man to break the 200-mph barrier on a closed course. Baker turns a lap of 222.447 mph to establish himself as the 'Fastest Man on Four Wheels.'
1996 Jeff Gordon wins his 2nd straight Darlington race as everyone runs out of gas on the last lap
2002 Mark Martin makes his 500th Cup start and finishes 11th in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Itís also a landmark day for Kurt Busch, who wins his first race in the Cup series.
Jimmy Makar, Jim Makar, Austin Petty, Scott Pruett
Last race won on this day: 3/24/2002
Kurt Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Kurt Busch's 1st career win, bumping past Jimmy Spencer igniting their feud. Robby Gordon spins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on pit road after the race.
1973: Cale Yarborough, back in NASCAR's fold after a two-year exile in USAC Indy Cars, drives Junior Johnson's Chevrolet to an overwhelming victory in the Southeastern 500 at Bristol. Yarborough leads all 500 laps.
1989: Jimmy Spencer wins the Mountain Dew 400 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for his first victory in the Nationwide Series. He leads 78 of 200 laps on the .363-mile track and wins under caution with Tommy Ellis second and Rob Moroso third.
2001: Elliott Sadler becomes the third first-time winner in the first six races of the season with a triumph in Bristol's Food City 500. Sadler comes from his 38th starting position to nip John Andretti at the finish. It is the Wood Brothers' first win since 1993.
Donnie Disharoon, Justin Marks, John Ray, Doyle Ford, Bobby Calkins, Aaron Eaton
Last race won on this day: 3/25/2007
Kyle Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch shook the monkey off his back and won NASCAR's first-ever Car of Tomorrow event in dramatic style. Busch held off a hard-charging but gentlemanly Jeff Burton, who passed four-time champion Jeff Gordon for second place on the next-to-last lap following a green-white-checkered restart.
1939 Happy 70th birthday, Cale Yarborough. One of NASCARís all-time greats, Yarborough finishes his 31-year career in 1988 with 83 Cup wins and three championships.
1964: David Pearson wheels his Cotton Owens Dodge to victory in the 100-mile race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Dick Hutcherson, making his first NASCAR Grand National start, wins the pole. Hutcherson leads the first 60 laps, but his day is foiled by a wheel problem.
1993: Dale Earnhardt scrambles back from a one-lap deficit to win the TranSouth 500 at Darlington Raceway. Earnhardt's victory ends a personal 10-month losing skid. Alan Kulwicki finishes sixth in what is destined to be his final race.
Keith Wilson, Jeff Fuller, Bob Kelly, Cale Yarborough, Rodney Combs, Gary DeHart, Maurice Petty
Last race won on this day: 3/27/1994
Dale Earnhardt wins the 1994 TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL 400 at Darlington
Dale Earnhardt scored his ninth victory on Winston Cup racing's oldest superspeedway and ended a 16-race winless streak. Earnhardt won a newly reconstructed 400-mile race, down from 500 for the first time since 1972. Of note, it was also Earnhardt's sixth victory in the spring event at Darlington and overall, he was just one win short of David Pearson's record 10 wins at the treacherous 1.366- mile egg-shaped track.
1964: Marvin Panch starts from the pole and leads all 200 laps at quarter-mile Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The only other driver on the lead lap, Ned Jarrett, finishes a distant second. Richard Petty is third a lap back in the field of 16.
Last race won on this day: 3/30/2008
Denny Hamlin wins the Goodys Cool Orange 5oo at Martinsville
Taking fuel only to Jeff Gordons 4 tires and fuel on the final pit stop lap 388 Denny Hamlin cruised to victory beating Gordon by .398 secs...
It was ten years ago that Adam Petty was killed practicing his Busch Series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon after his throttle got stuck and sent him head-on into a wall. The impact killed Petty instantly.
1970: Cale Yarborough makes his final start a memorable one in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford by winning the American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham. David Pearson is second and Bobby Allison finishes third, three laps back. In 77 starts for the Wood Brothers, Yarborough wins 13 races and 19 poles.