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NASCAR is the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. It is a family owned operation that has been in business since 1947. Bill France, Sr. founded the company. The current CEO is Brain France, Bill’s grandson. NASCAR is the largest car racing entity in the United States. Their headquarters are in Daytona Beach, Florida. NASCAR runs more than 1500 races a year. The tracks used are in 39 different states. The NFL is the only sports franchise that has higher television ratings than NASCAR.
Car racing grew out of bootlegging during the U.S. Prohibition era. Bootleggers transported whiskey through the Appalachian mountains in small vehicles. The small, fast cars made it easier for bootleggers to avoid police and arrests. After the end of Prohibition, many of these drivers started racing for profit. Wilkes Country, North Carolina was the hub of many of these informal races where were a popular form of entertainment for residents. Bill France, Sr. would take over the Daytona racing course in 1938. He had the idea to monetize car racing before WWII began, but was not able to make it happen until 1947, when he brought together a group of drivers and promoters of car racing to standardize rules and competition.
The biggest and most well-known series run by NASCAR is the Sprint Cup. There are many other series, like the Xfinity Series, but these consist of fewer races and have a smaller prize. NASCAR has been criticized for a lack of concern for driver safety and for reckless fuel consumption. They have made a switch to cleaner fuel, but the amount of fuel and pollution created by their races is not a negligible thing.