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The Evolution of the Stock Car (1948-1950’s)

With the 2009 season at a close, and Daytona just over a month away, I thought this might be a good time for an evolutionary look at the "stock car" through history. So, here is the first installment in a series entitled, The Evolution of the Stock Car. A stock car, in the original sense of the term, described an automobile that has not been modified from its original factory configuration. Later, the term stock car came to mean any production-based automobile used in racing. This term is used to differentiate such a car from a racecar, a special, custom-built car designed only for racing purposes. The cars have adopted larger spoilers so that the air passes smoothly over the car to provide a larger downforce over the back of the vehicle to...

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