The sanctioning body hosted its first event at Daytona Beach on February 15, 1948. Red Byron beat Marshall Teague in the Modified division race. Byron won the 1948 national championship. Things had changed dramatically by 1949, and the Strictly Stock division was able to debut with a 20-mile (32 km) exhibition in February near Miami.
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The First NASCAR Sprint Cup Race
The first "strictly stock" series event (strictly stock would eventually go on to become the Sprint Cup Series) was held on June 19th, 1949. This race was held at Charlotte Speedway, a 3/4 mile dirt track in Charlotte, NC.
Jeff Gordon's first official Nascar race was in the Busch Series on October 20, 1990. His first official Cup Series race was on November 15, 1992.
To be an official Nascar race, the drivers must complete 100 of 200 laps. Once lap 101 begins, it's an official race.
In a Nascar Cup and Nationwide Series race there are 43 drivers. In a Nascar Truck Series race there are 36 starting drivers.
The first Nascar race was held on June 19, 1949 at Charlotte Speedway.
Jim Roper won the first Nascar race on June 19, 1949. It was called the Nascar Strictly Stock Series back then and the race was held at Charlotte Speedway.
First driver to die of injuries in a NASCAR race. On July 25, 1948, Slick Davis lost life in a NASCAR race at Greensboro, NC. He was the first but not the last to die in competition.
The drivers must reach the halfway point of the scheduled amount of laps in order for a Nascar race to become official. For example, if it's a 200 lap race they must complete lap number 100. Once they begin lap 101, it's an official race.
A woman has never won a race in Nascar competition.
The first known telecast of Nascar was in 1960 and it was the Daytona 500 race.
The first Nascar "Strictly Stock" race was held on June 19, 1949 at Charlotte Speedway. The race was won by Jim Roper.
February 15, 1948 was the first organized race sanctioned by Nascar - held right on Datona Beach, The first actual nascar race was held in April of that year. Later the Nascar corp. was created in Daytona Florida.
The first Nascar Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series race is held at Daytona International Speedway each year.
Richard Petty's first Nascar Cup Series race was on July 18, 1958. He started 7th and finished 17th.
The first Nascar race was held at Charlotte Speedway on June 19, 1949. Bob Flock won the pole and Jim Roper won the race.
When you qualify in the first position for a NASCAR race.
Yes, he was. Ralph Earnhardt's first Nascar race was on November 11, 1956.
Starting in 1982, the Daytona 500 became the first race to begin the Nascar schedule.
Dale Sr's first Nascar race was the World 600. It was held on May 25, 1975 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The first female driver was Sara Christian, racing in the inaugural NASCAR race at Charlotte Speedway on June 19, 1949.
On July 30, 1961, Jack Smith won the Volunteer 500, it was the first Nascar race held at Bristol International Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson won his first Nascar Cup Series race in his 13th career start.
Bobby Isaac won the pole position in the first Nascar race at Talladega Superspeedway in September 1969, with a speed of 196.386.
Tony Stewart's first Nascar Cup Series race was the 1999 Daytona 500. He finished in 28th position.