Strictly Stock Race
Added by Kevin Ku 3 on Sep 11th, 2021
June 19th, 1949
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NASCAR'S first race launched on June 19, 1949 at the 3/4 mile dirt track. There were a total of 33 drivers, and they were required to drive specific late model sedans with low modifications to it. Lee Petty had rolled his car on the 107th lap and Glenn Dunnaway finished 1st place on the 151th lap, but didn't count. Apparently Dunnaway had altered his vehicle which caused a disqualification. Jim Hoper who was running 2nd place had moved up to first place. Because of this race, it led to 7 more "strictly stock" races and developed NASCAR motor speedway.