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Behind the Scenes Look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

What makes NASCAR one of the fastest growing sports in America? Last weekend, I received media credentials for the first time. I wanted to use this opportunity to see what makes NASCAR such a sports spectacle every weekend. NASCAR is the only American sport which draws crowds of nearly 100,000 people each week. NASCAR has come a long way in its 64-years of existence. The sport of NASCAR began on February 21, 1948 in Daytona. The days of moonshine runners competing at the racetrack for bragging rights and small payouts are over. Now drivers compete on huge speedways for millions of dollars. The sport of NASCAR has come a long way since 1948. In the early years of the sport, drivers would compete in the same cars they drove to the track. Now ...

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