What does NASCAR mean?
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. The first race was Feb. 15, 1948, on a road course in Daytona Beach, Fla. The winner of the 149.6-mile contest was Red Byron, in a 1939 Ford. That season, Byron went on to win 11 of the 52 races and collected $1,250 in post-season awards. For more history, click on nascar.com.