picture of nascar stock carThough stock car racing had existed before, NASCAR – the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing – was not established until February 21, 1948. The association was founded by William France, Sr. with the help of other stock car racers of the time and it will have existed for 63 years. The first true stock car race under the NASCAR title took place at the Charlotte Speedway on June 19, 1949 and was won by Jim Roper. For more information about the history of NASCAR, please stop by your Jacinto City Library.