Nacar History

Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:23PM

Although Nascars roots started in the deep woods of  Alabama and Georgia, the true history of Nascar runs straight through Daytona Beach. Originally founded by William France as the National Championship Stock Car Series(NCSCC), the first season started in 1947 in Daytona and ended just up the road in Jacksonville.

Daytona Beach Home To NASCAR

Fonty Flock was the series first champion winning seven of the twenty-four races. For this he received $1000.00 and a trophy. At the end of the season, France held the first of four meetings at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona. On February 21, 1948 Nascar was founded. The original rules were written on a barroom napkin. The first official Nascar event was held in Daytona Beach on February 15,1948. Held six days earlier than the original founding date the race was counted in the season results. Red Byron won the race and eventually the first official Nascar championship. This was originally known as the Grand National division until 1972 when RJ Reynolds started sponsorship at it became known as the Winston Cup Series.

That Grand National name was passed down to the next competitive level until it gained sponsorship in Busch beer and became known as the Busch series. Since 1960, Nascar has run all three series through Daytona at least once a year with the current races at two a year for all three of the top series levels, now known as the Sprint cup series, the Nationwide series, and the Camping World Truck series. Daytona International Speedway also hosts the “super bowl” of auto racing, the Daytona 500, every February. So it’s easy to suffice, Daytona Beach is the home of Nascar.  Want to make your home in Daytona Beach, contact us! 

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