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NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 2


When did aerodynamics first come into play in Nascar? Most of us would say 1968 or 1969 with the birth of Ford, Mercury and Dodge Aero Cars. Well, most of us would be wrong. This second video in our three part series takes you back to the years leading up to 1959. During this time it was Smokey Yunick who first took advantage of the benefits of a slick race car. His background as a bomber pilot in World War II taught him a lot and he brought that to racing.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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