Our number today is associated with “the need for speed” , to quote a famous movie line. This number first set the stage for many events that been a source of entertainment for millions of fans.
On this date in 1949, 33 drivers raced at the Charlotte Speedway in North Carolina for the first ever strictly stock car race sanctioned by NASCAR. 13,000 fans were in attendance . Today, NASCAR holds over 150 races in every state as well as Canada.