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  • During the Prohibition era, “bootleggers” drove stock cars to quickly and easily transport corn whiskey “moonshine”, navigate the twists and turns of the Appalachian region and avoid, or at least out speed, law enforcement. They became the pioneers of racing for sport and what we know today as The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. BOOTLEGGERS People who manufactured and sold liquor illegally. Early 20th Century VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  • Mid-1930’s February 21, 1948 France Sr., with the support of the racing community, creates the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the official business that sanctions and governs auto racing sports events. William “Bill” France Sr., a mechanic, relocates from Washington, D.C. to Daytona Beach, Florida to be involved with the racing culture. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  • July 10, 1949 Sara Christian and husband Frank compete at Daytona’s Beach and Road Course, Frank finished sixth, Sara in eighteenth. They are the only couple to compete in a NASCAR race to date. Sara’s direct NASCAR influences came from Frank, who used some of his moonshine profits to buy stock cars and sponsor drivers. Frank was very supportive of her racing. Sara Christian paved the way for female drivers in the U.S. as one of the few women drivers during the early years of NASCAR. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC View slide
  • First Daytona 500 winner, Lee Petty. His career would later dwindle due to a near-fatal crash at a qualifying race at Dayton in 1961. Driver Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American to win a NASCAR premier series event in Jacksonville, Florida. He would go on to post 20 top five finishes and 147 top 10 finishes during his career. February 22, 1959 December 1, 1963 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC View slide
  • 1964 Daytona 500 Richard Petty, son of Lee Petty, wins his first of seven Daytona wins, and currently holds the record. Strip Weathers Provided the voice for Strip Weathers (The King) in the Disney Pixar movie, “Cars”. Some scenes were based on his real life races at Daytona. the king: richard petty Known for his record 200 career races and seven NASCAR Cup championships and Daytona 500 wins from 1964-1981. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  • February 18, 1979 1998 CBS becomes the first network to televise the Daytona 500 live—flag to flag coverage. This allowed for a shift from a southern fan base to national fan base in the U.S. NASCAR turns 50. 1989 season Every NASCAR Cup Series is broadcasted on TV. 50 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  • February 18, 2001 Dale Earnhardt dies from collision on the final lap at Daytona 500. NASCAR expands outside of the U.S. - introduces Mexico City event and the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, similar to a playoff format. 2004 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  • October 14, 2009 The inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class is announced and includes: Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson. Driver Josh Wise debuts the first Dogecoin-sponsored car. More than $55,000 was raised by Reddit users online to support the new sponsorship. May 4, 2014: VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
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