NASCAR: Born From Cheaters

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Oh my goodness, the National Association Of Stock Car Auto Racing (as opposed to the national association of stock car boat racing) is full of cheaters! Stone-cold cheatin' to victory in every race, ever. America expects better from former moonshiners.


From its first race in 1949 where the winner was disqualified for having the wrong springs, NASCAR has been overrun with hi-po tricksters and mechanical grifters. Popular Mechanics collects the top ten cheaters in a handy list, highlighting the message America's most patriotic racing series offers today's youth: Winning is great! Especially when you don't get caught dumping BBs all over the track after the mandatory weigh-in.

[Popular Mechanics]


This is idiotic.

In 1952, Tim Flock, who used to race with his pet monkey, Jocko Flocko, in the cockpit, was disqualified from a NASCAR modified race because his roll bars were made from painted wood.