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.

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On This Day

Sunday 6th August 1961

61 years ago

Jim Paschal benefited from Richard Petty’s engine misfortune in the later stages to win the Nashville 500 at the half-mile Nashville Speedway (Tennessee, US) fairgrounds track. Paschal took over in the 363rd lap after Petty — who had led all the way to that point — retired with engine failure. The High Point, N.C., native remained in front until the race was halted by rain after 403 laps. Ned Jarrett, the only other driver on the lead lap, finished second with Johnny Allen two laps down in third.

Jim Paschal

Jim Paschal