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Race cars advanced through the years

Throughout the 50-year history of NASCAR, its race cars have been transformed from road-going, lumbering true "stock" cars into the sleek, technologically-advanced machines that we see today on ultra-modern speedways. In tracing the evolution of the cars that we know today as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, it's necessary to go back to the beginnings of NASCAR and its "Strictly Stock Division."

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Some classic tracks from NASCAR history

From the quarter-mile asphalt track of Bowman Gray Stadium to the infamous one-mile dirt track at the New York State Fairgrounds, NASCAR takes a look back at some of the old race tracks that helped NASCAR grow to what it is today.

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