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Day-By-Day in NASCAR History Ronald L. Meinstereifel

Day-By-Day in NASCAR History

Ronald L. Meinstereifel

Published October 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780786417995
Paperback
312 pages
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Stock car racing is a $2-billion-a-year industry that draws crowds totaling 5.5 million fans in a single season. The beginning of stock car racings premiere organization, NASCAR, can be traced to December 14, 1947, when Bill France began a series ofMoreStock car racing is a $2-billion-a-year industry that draws crowds totaling 5.5 million fans in a single season. The beginning of stock car racings premiere organization, NASCAR, can be traced to December 14, 1947, when Bill France began a series of meetings at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach. Thirty-five participants debated the future of their sport and subsequently founded a professional racing series first called Strictly Stock, which eventually evolved into todays NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Covering both the sports humble beginnings and phenomenal successes, this day-by-day reference work chronicles the important moments in NASCAR history. Also noted are such events as driver births and deaths, memorable races, and miscellaneous facts.