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NASCAR: The Evolution Of The Sport (1995-2000)

NASCAR, as a sport, was experiencing a burst of growth in 1995, both at its corporate headquarters and because of a successful new race, the Brickyard 400, held for the first time in 1994 in Indianapolis. Both Forbes and Sports Illustrated magazines featured cover stories about NASCAR in 1995, and the sport launched its website this year as well. This excitement also spilled onto the track, as driver Jeff Gordon began giving dominant champion Dale Earnhardt a run for his money. NASCAR also launched the Craftsman Truck Series with an 80-lap race at Phoenix International Speedway. Mike Skinner became the series' first winner after qualifying 16th.  A young Jeff Gordon took the points lead in the 16th race of the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup seaso...

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