NASCAR is one of those sports that you either really love or really hate.
It’s true that the sport did derive, in some part, from the moonshining industry. When Prohibition was over, there had to be some sort of way to use these souped-up vehicles and driving know-how. The sport is proudly Southern in its roots. It’s honestly inevitable that pride would show up in the sport’s growth.
The France family first established NASCAR in the 1940’s, filling a void that was much-needed in the region, which up to that point, suffered from lack of centralization. NASCAR quickly gained fame in the Southeast for racing at exotic venues, such as the beachfront of Daytona.