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Evolution of NASCAR Cars

  • The Beginning of Nascar

    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1947–48. As of 2009, the CEO for the company is Brian France, grandson of the late Bill France Sr.[1] NASCAR is the largest sanctioning body of stock car racing in the United States.
  • Plymouth Superbird

    Plymouth Superbird
    In Autumn 1968, Richard Petty left the Plymouth NASCAR Racing Team for Ford's. Charlie Grey, director of the Ford stock car program felt that hiring Petty would send the message that "money rules none". However, the Superbird was designed specifically to lure Petty back to Plymouth for the 1970 season. Petty did reasonably well against strong Ford opposition on the NASCAR tracks that year, winning eight races and placing well in many more. A recent tribute to Petty's Superbird was seen in the 20
  • Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo
    From 1972 until the cars end of production, the Monte Carlo was a solid success in NASCAR racing. The big (1973–1977) bodied cars were the dominant body style through the years until 1980, when NASCAR mandated the move to the smaller (110-inch-wheelbase) cars being built by Detroit. The 1981 and 82 stock (referred to as the "flat-nose") Monte Carlo was raced by very few teams and as such only won three races in those years. Starting in 1983 with the addition of the SS nose, the Monte Carlo SS be
  • Trucks First Appearence

    Trucks First Appearence
    These were first shown off during the 1994 Daytona 500, and four demonstration races were held during the season. The first event at Mesa Marin Raceway had six trucks.[2] The other three events were held at Portland Speedway, Saugus Speedway, and Tucson Raceway Park.[2] Tucson Raceway Park held four events that winter, which were nationally televised during the Winter Heat Series coverage.[2] These trucks proved to be extremely popular, and it led to NASCAR creating the series, originally known
  • Car of Tomorrow Debuts

    Car of Tomorrow Debuts
    March 25, 2007: The car of tomorrow debuts at the Nextel Cup Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn. It features a wing and a new spoiler.
  • New Car of Tomorrow

    New Car of Tomorrow
    Mike Helton said he felt the debate over wing or spoiler started the day after the first COT car was introduced.
    With the event being streamed live across the internet and media personnel from around the world looking on, the cover was pulled off a Chevrolet Impala revealing a new blade type rear spoiler, the next step in a series of changes to the rear of a Sprint Cup car.
    The new blade spoiler will also return to steel as the primary material. The wings are made from a carbon fiber composite,
  • Nationwide Car of Tomorrow

    Nationwide Car of Tomorrow
    On July 2, 2010, the Car of Tomorrow will make its debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It will also be run at Michigan, Richmond, and Lowe's Motor Speedway. The new car's first full year in the Nationwide Series will be in 2011.