NASCAR started in 1949 and has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world. Learn everything there is to know about NASCAR on the NASCAR Channel.

The 1998 NASCAR season was the 50th anniversary of the sport and the 40th Daytona 500. Experience the excitement again with our 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup recap which features several pictures of 1998 racing events.

The 1965 NASCAR Grand National season was marked by protest and controversy over the banning of limited edition engines like the Hemi. You can learn all about the highlights, low points, and standings of 1965 from this season recap.

The 1956 NASCAR Grand National season was highlighted by Buck Baker's 14 wins. The battle between Chevrolet and Ford escalated as they spent more than $6 million to win. Read about the other highlights from the 1956 NASCAR races.

The 1967 NASCAR Grand National season featured dizzying speeds and set new records and gave Richard Petty his second NASCAR title. Follow all the highlights, see photos, and peruse the standings to get a full picture of the 1967 NASCAR season.

The 1968 NASCAR Grand National season was marked by a battle between Ford and Chrysler vehicles and drivers. The excitement of the season gave NASCAR a needed boost in popularity among fans as well. Catch up on all the exciting action.

The 1957 NASCAR Grand National season ended with Buck Baker winning his second straight championship. The biggest shocking news, the automotive industry retreated from NASCAR stock car racing. See the highlights, recap, statistics, and photos.

The 1969 NASCAR Grand National season thrilled fans amid racecar and track innovations and the first drivers boycott in NASCAR history. To get a better picture of this season, this season recap will guide you through the year's highlights.

The 1970 NASCAR Grand National tour provided plenty of thrills despite funding cuts by auto factories and driver tensions over safety. Even with behind-the-scenes friction, the 1970 NASCAR tour produced many great moments. Learn more.

Dale Jarrett won the Winston Cup championship after a long three-way point battle. There were also more eyes on the NASCAR Winston Cup series racetracks than ever before as television ratings soared. Learn more with our 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

The 1951 NASCAR Grand National season saw four different point leaders. Car manufacturers also became more actively involved in the sport of racing. See the events that led Herb Thomas to the 1951 NASCAR championship.

Each NASCAR race car track is as unique as its location. Find out more about the individual features of the tracks, get visitor information and view pictures and diagrams of the tracks.

The 1952 NASCAR Grand National championship came down to the final event of the season. The factory program was running smoothly with virtually every make of American cars on the starting grid. Check out the events and stats from the 1952 season.

The 1964 NASCAR Grand National season marked the introduction of Chrysler's Hemi engine which brought more speed and danger to the track. Cars could now travel up to 175 mph! View the season highlights and the final standings in this season recap.

The 1953 NASCAR Grand National season was one for the record books. Hudsons won 22 of the 37 NASCAR Grand National races. See the events and stats that led Herb Thomas to a second Grand National title.

The 1955 NASCAR Grand National season fueled competition among the Big Three makers. See how Carl Kiekhaefer's Chrysler 300 led Tim Flock to victory. Read more about these events, get season highlights and the final standings in this season recap.

A broader audience began to notice NASCAR's 1995 season and a new champ was crowned. Relive the season's top moments -- and an assortment of 1995 NASCAR pictures -- with our 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

NASCAR expanded into New York City offices in 1996 and two Chevrolets battled for victory. Get the play-by-play on the NASCAR season, and see highlight pictures, with our 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

Jeff Gordon began a run of headline-catching races at the 1997 Daytona 500. Gordon had plenty of victories left for the 1998 NASCAR season as well. Review the 1997 season race by race with our 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup season offered plenty of excitement but was also touched with tragedy. Relive the season's highlights, including the final standings and see photos of the action with our 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace battled for NASCAR victory in 1994. Veteran driver Neil Bonnett lost his life during practice for the Daytona 500. Relive races and find out the champion with our 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

NASCAR's 1992 Winston Cup season saw the death of founder Bill France and a close exciting race. Learn more about the stars of this NASCAR Winston Cup season -- and see photos from several of 1992's top events in our 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap.

Visionary Bill France saw the potential of a unified, organized racing series and created the NCSCC in 1947. This eventually transformed into NASCAR as we know it today. Here is a quick 1947 recap of events in NASCAR history.

Bill France's idea of a circuit for late-model American cars led to the creation of the Strictly Stock NASCAR season. Here is a quick recap of the biggest highlights of the 1949 season.

NASCAR's 1991 season offered a close race with a Dale Earnhardt victory to claim the Winston Cup. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1991 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

The NASCAR Grand National Circuit was the new name for NASCAR's Strictly Stock late-model division. In 1950 this new series capture fans and became number one in NASCAR. See the events and stats of the 1950 season.