As James lives out his Talladega Nights fantasies at Rockingham Motor Speedway, we look at the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) as a sport and find out a few things that may surprise you.
1. Stock cars were originally used by bootleggers during Prohibition in the 1920s and 30s. Cars had to be fast, light and able to carry moonshine safely whilst escaping the police. When Prohibition was lifted, these stock cars were then raced for ‘pride and profit’ and nowadays races can last – Daytona being the most obvious example – up to 500 miles.
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