Cue the sound of loud engines, the smell of burning rubber, and the excitement of cars traveling at very high speeds. That’s right, NASCAR season is here once again. The season gets back into swing this Sunday with the Daytona 500.
NASCAR actually has roots way back in the time of Prohibition, when bootleggers would race through Appalachia in order to outrun the police and deliver moonshine to the cities. Bootleggers would design their cars to look like regular (“stock”) cars so they would not attract any unwanted attention, but the cars held powerful and fast engines under their hoods.
Soon drivers convened at makeshift tracks throughout the South to race. A gentleman by the name of Bill France Sr. decided that all tracks needed to have the same rules and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was born. The first official NASCAR race was held in Daytona, Florida on February 15, 1948.
Fast forward to today, where NASCAR is a highly successful sport enjoyed by young and old alike. Many people aspire to be race car drivers, which can lead to some unfavorable situations on the road.
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