Once a sport that began on country back roads, NASCAR has hit
the fast lane in terms of popularity. NASCAR, which stands for
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, is now the
No. 1 spectator sport in the country and a business that earns
billions of dollars each year.
Stock car racing traces its history back to the days of Prohibition,
when drivers who ran moonshine secretly transported their illegal
product using cars they had modified to increase not only cargo space,
but also speed in order to outrun police. When Prohibition ended,
many drivers - especially those in the rural South continued racing
for profit and entertainment.
In 1947, Bill France Sr., a former driver and race promoter in
Daytona Beach, Fl, gathered the racing community to discuss the
idea of a governing body and NASCAR was born a year later. It's
first sanctioned race was held Feb. 15, 1958.
NASCAR'S biggest race is the Daytona 500, which begins the nine
month racing season each February.
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