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.

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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]

DISCUSSION

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.