Today's NASCAR is a spectacle of sponsorship, high-speeds, crashes, and death-defying adrenaline junkie drivers. Then there are the fanatic fans - by the tens of millions who flock to massive race-tracks to watch their favorite drivers slide in and out of traffic at speeds over 200 mph. By aside from the fanfare and sponsor-injected color, you may not have known that the history of NASCAR is one of the most colorful histories in all of the sports, and it all began with moonshiners during the prohibition.
That's right, moonshiner runners were a rare breed whose livelihoods depended on souping up their vehicles to outwit, but more importantly, outspeed the Feds who were coming for them. Of course, being competitive in nature, these runners began racing each other for bragging rights, which by the '40s morphed into regulated races. By the late '40s, the first official NASCAR race occurred. But, as a true fan of NASCAR, you already knew all that, didn't you?
From history to big sponsorship and business, NASCAR has become one of the most popular sports on the planet with values of individual teams reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars. So, let's put on your favorite NASCAR jersey, pump down an energy drink and test your knowledge of NASCAR!