Ever hear the saying that the game of life is won by inches? That's certainly true in stock car racing, when -- despite vehicle speeds that can exceed 200 miles (330 k) per hour -- mere inches are all that separate the winners from the losers.
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Mike Wallace continued a family tradition when he entered his first NASCAR race in 1990 -- $17 million later, he's still going strong.
The first official NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing event took place in 1948. The season was full of wrecks, drama, and flair. Find out about all the great moments of the first year of Nascar in this quick recap of the 1948 modified season.