National Stock Car Association... or something like that. Founded on the East coast of the US in 1947 by Bill France. Featured great drivers like Junior Johnson and Lee Petty in the '50s. Car's were almost completely (85-90%) stock, which in a bad thing when it comes to safety. Most tracks were very twisty, and on unpaved roads. Most early NASCAR stockers topped-out at around 110mph, give or take a few. Of course, 4-wheel drum brakes were standard fare, and they hadn't even though of roll bars or window netting until the early '60s. In a accident, drivers could be killed easily. Since cars back then were very primitive, driver's had to work alot harder and drive alot better than they do today, with the safety and the aerodynamics and the super hi-tech V8's. Chrylser and Oldsmobile were very involved with NASCAR in throughout the '50s. By the latter-half of the '60s, Ford/Mercury and Dodge/Plymouth were the only teams really involved with racing. Engineers had essentially just discovered aerodynamics, and cars such as the Ford Torino Talladega and Dodge Daytona incorporated the latest in hi-tech aerodynamic aids. Suspensions and drivetrains had also gotten considerably better, but not to the point were it took the 'fun" out of driving. Safety had improved vastly, too, in part because of a crash in which Richard Petty ended up with hundred of shards of glass in his eyes. Materials were made better and stronger, and multi-point roll-barrs were used. Materials were also made out off more-modern weight-saving meterials, in an effort to make the cars that much faster. Hemi cylinder heads were used on Ford and Mopar engines by around '64. Converting a normal wedge-headed engine to a hemi one added about 85hp. By the '70s, it became more of a business thing than really racing, with more and more money involved and cars getting less and less 'stock."
'60s Nascar stock cars
Mopar Charger 500/Daytona, Road Runner Superbird
Ford Torino Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
The official sport of in breeds, rednecks as well as white trash!
Look at all those WT at the NASCAR race!
An event in which big car-shaped billboards, bearing the names of hundreds of corporations, are somehow driven around a track at very high speeds by smaller, human-shaped billboards
I don't understand how NASCAR does it. How do they get those billboards to go around the track so fast?
the only sport in the world that can completely empty out a Wal-Mart store of all people on every weekend. (i actully a race stock car on the dirt ovals, so LOL!!!)
A good day to go to Wal-mart is on sunday. All of the normal customers home watching the nascar race and beating the fuck out of their wife/sister.
The sorriest excuse for a sport ever invented. An excuse for stupid white rednecks to come together and watch other stupid white rednecks turn left in a car for 3 to 4 hours. It also doubles as a 3 to 4 hour commercial in which you here and see more advertisement than actual talent. And I do not care what all of you NASCAR fans say, everyone who associates themselves with it is a redneck, regardless of where the driver or the race is. I'm sorry, but I would rather watch competetive elephant ejaculation than a NASCAR race
Stupid White Redneck 1: Hey there bud, lets go sit on our asses and smoke cigarettes and drink shitty lite beer in our wifebeaters at the NASCAR race today. Then we can go home and abuse our families in a fit of drunken rage.
Stupid White Redneck 2: Yup, sounds fun.