|About the Book|
NASCARs First And Last Dirt Races tells the compelling story of the very first NASCAR Strictly Stock car race held on a dirt track, and the very last NASCAR Grand National race held on dirt. Before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series there was the GrandMoreNASCARs First And Last Dirt Races tells the compelling story of the very first NASCAR Strictly Stock car race held on a dirt track, and the very last NASCAR Grand National race held on dirt. Before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series there was the Grand National Series. Even before that there was the NASCAR Strictly Stock division.The first race was held on June 19, 1949, the brainchild of NASCAR President Bill France. He was still in charge when the last dirt track race was contested on September 30, 1970. Both races took place in the same state. The first Strictly Stock champion was there, so was a couple of future 2 time champions, and a future 3 time champ.Just like the first race, the pole position winner was the first driver out of the race in the last race too. There were 2 future NASCAR Grand National champions who were attending the first race as spectators. The first race had Oldsmobiles, Fords, and Lincolns, but it also had Kaisers, Henry Js, and Buicks. One driver became the first person killed in a NASCAR race less than 1 year later. Some guys never drove in another Strictly Stock race. A driver flipped his racer in the first race, but it was a borrowed friends car. Which lady racer competed in the first race? Later, which driver had a ride along pet monkey? What happened after the checkered flag at the first race? Why couldnt the race winner go home?In the last race, the famous race winner was driving a car with an usual number for him. One driver was making his first start.