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
by A person named Person October 20, 2005
Formula 1 for rednecks.
NASCAR:

N - Non
A - Athletic
S - Sport
C - Centered
A - Around
R - Rednecks
by alex1010 April 14, 2009
National
Association for
Stock
Car
Auto
Racing


A sport most popular in the South Eastern part of the United States. It consists of cars going around at very high speeds and can drivers can get seriously injured or die.
Don't forget to watch NASCAR race on Sunday.
by Swarsfanatic June 01, 2005
A sport that started with southern moonshine runners building cars faster than that of the law
Richard petty the king of nascar would be the best shine runner ever
by blackfoot August 09, 2009
A sporting event consisting entirely of an endless series of left turns in which millions patiently wait for someone to turn right.
I just don't understand NASCAR
by blindspot February 17, 2005
The most underrated sport that receives so much unnecessary hate. Ignorant fucks who pee sitting down believe that Nascar is not a sport because it requires no physical strength and is as easy as turning left. these imbeciles are terribly wrong as drivers experience so much mental stress as well as physical exhaustion and experience a rush not present in any other sport; not mentioning that the drivers are fucking insane and have balls the size of Jupiter with each testicle weighing in at about 554554 megatons respectively. Racecars are no where near as similar as every poorly built street car and jackasses insist that any Nascar racecar is your typical Sunday beach cruiser. Yes the races can be extremely slow and boring but it is commonly found more amusing than 90 minutes of a scoreless soccer game or fishing. Nascar started in the blue collar South, thus dubbing every person associated with Nascar as an "inbred redneck". A hefty majority of the sport is definitely hickish, however, most of the drivers are studs who have hotter wives than any NFL player including a few who have college degrees. Stating that Nascar is not a sport is identical to stating that golf is not a sport based on the fact that your ignorant ass can't pick out the physical and mental demands present in both sports.
Preston Teabag the Third: "nascar is so easy i bet anyone can do it"
Nascar fan: "Why don't you hop in and try?"
Preston Teabag the third: *hops in* "which one is the gas and why are there three pedals?"
by Dunkleblake April 15, 2014
The offical sport of white trash everywhere
Come on youngin's yous missin nascar!
by DizzyLizzy March 08, 2007
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