Chase XV - 2018
Stock Car Racing History (SCR) is a website devoted to preserving the entire Statistical History of NASCAR Racing.
Back in 1993, I was surfing the internet on my Acer 486SX computer, via "Prodigy" at the blazing speed of 2400 BPS, looking for information on NASCAR. I was trying to find statistics about Richard Petty, to be able to compare the "up and coming rookie driver", Jeff Gordon.
There were not many websites to get NASCAR information from, other than occasional newspaper sites. In those days, the sites left much to be desired, but I was finding some current information, but not finding much historical information.
I finally found some race results and started downloading, printing and compiliing what I could find in a spreadsheet. My spreadsheet quickly grew and grew to the point that it was becoming unmanageable. As my directory of files continued to grow, I was teaching myself database programming.
As was the case back in 1993, there isn't a lot of websites with race data prior to the "Modern Era", which NASCAR defines as prior to 1975. In large part, I started developing a database to fill the very need for race fans who appreciate the history of the sport. I know now, there are some sites out there that have race results information available on a website. But I like having a "library" if you will, of information and a resource where I can look at all of the races throughout the history of NASCAR racing.