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Driven to the Past: So Where Did It Start?

There’s been some off-and-on discussion on a couple of message boards I
frequent about just where stock car racing got started.

It all began when a very intelligent and history-conscious poster offered
the opinion that it was a myth that stock car racing began with bootleggers and
moonshiners in the southeast after World War II. He pointed out that it existed
in various other parts of the country for some years before that catastrophic

Driven to the Past: That Certain “French” Driver…

“Caution is out. Debris.” Every race fan, especially those watching the event on television, hates to hear that. And, sometimes we get a little miffed to find out it’s a piece of cellophane and is out of the groove. I agree with everyone who says that the TV people should show the debris whenever possible, …

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