World War II, stock car racing evolved as a sport in
the foothills and Piedmont of North Carolina. It quickly
became one of the deepest traditions in North Carolina
popular culture. Several world-class tracks stretch
across the state and provide fans a chance to watch
the legends of the sport every year.
North Carolina is the birthplace and home
of many NASCAR legends, including Dale Garrett, Dale
Earnhardt, and Richard Petty.