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1948 NASCAR Modified Recap

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.

1966 NASCAR Grand National Recap

The 1966 NASCAR Grand National season saw the re-introduction of Chrysler's Hemi engine and a boycott from Ford. This gave Chrysler a more frequent visit to the winner's circle. Read about the season highlights and stats in this season recap.

The Top 10 Daytona 500s Ever

They call the Daytona 500 "The Great American Race." We've sorted through five decades of thrills and spills and pinpointed the 10 best ever races of the Daytona 500. See the list -- and let the NASCAR arguments begin.

How NASCAR Race Cars Work

The original NASCAR races were run on dirt tracks in regular street cars. Today, almost every piece of a NASCAR race car is handmade. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how these amazing machines come together.

How NASCAR Safety Works

Racing is a dangerous business, but NASCAR safety has improved dramatically since the death of Dale Earnhardt. Find out about NASCAR technology, see pictures of NASCAR safety devices and learn how the industry safeguards these 200-mph racers.

How does the Nextel Cup points system work?

It seems like everyone who races in a NASCAR Nextel Cup race receives points even if they finish in last place. How does the Nextel Cup points system work?

How RACEf/x Works

RaceFX gives you the edge when you're watching a NASCAR race on TV -- it highlights a car and follows it around the track at 200 mph! Find out how this high-tech tracking system operates!