NASCAR was first born in 1949 when the Winston Cup series was made. There was a long line of stockcar champions waiting. In the later years of NASCAR when the champions began to come from stockcar racing the major champions of the time were Richard Petty and David Pearson. The two would change history of NASCAR forever. In the seventies there were many good racers but the one of the best of that time was Cale Yarlborough. He won four championships and racked up an outstanding total of seven hundred and seventy points. As the champions began to retire it brought in a new flow of drivers. The new drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, and Michael Waltrip. It was always a fight between them as to who would get the championship. The major champion of the eighty’s was Dale Earnhardt. The turn of the decade would bring a new champion to the mix. Jeff Gordon had been racing for awhile but with years of experience and a new race car he won many championships during the ninety’s. The turn of the century brought on many new racers. Bobby Labonte was a long time racer that was rising to the top. His brother Terry Labonte had been a two time champion in the eighty’s and the ninety’s. Bobby Labonte in two thousand drove the Interstate Batteries Pontiac and won the championship in two-thousand.
The equipment used back in the early years of NASCAR was just a basic car with a number painted on it, a helmet, and some pads and body gear. As the years past the cars used for racing got safer and different makes began to get used. The newer cars had better padding and a better structure, so if the driver got in a wreck it would protect him better. The helmets were built stronger and the pads became thicker and more comfortable.
As NASCAR has evolved through the ages the rules haven’t changed much. The rules only changed with the cars. There can be more support over the door in case of a wreck, and the engines have to be a certain make. The carburetor had to be a certain make that restricted the gas so the car would run as it is supposed to. There are a total of forty three drivers on the track at any one time. The drivers could not drill holes in the roll cage enabling for the car to go faster. Doing this would give the bars less strength and they would collapse in a race. A NASCAR must be equipped with a radio and the driver must have gloves, seatbelts, uniforms, and fire safety equipment. Over the years the rules have been enforced more.
As the years have passed the technologies of the cars has gotten more advanced and have increased speed. NASCAR started out on a dirt track and evolved into an asphalt circular track. The cars have gotten more air resistant and the makes and models have changed. The major makes of the time are Ford, Chevy, Pontiac, and Dodge. NASCAR has become a much larger sport than before, people come from all over the country to races where there are hundreds to thousands spectators. The leader in points each year is the champion for that year. There are many different sponsors, not just from car parts, but from food but from various other things. NASCAR has changed with the times.
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