Which Year Did Pontiac Leave NASCAR And Why? – SlashGear

More than three-quarters of a century have passed since Bill France Sr. spearheaded the founding of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. While there were no Pontiacs to be found at NASCAR’s inaugural 1948 race in Daytona, Florida, the manufacturer hit the circuit in 1950 and chalked up its first win on the stock car circuit less than a decade later. The legendary Cotton Owens was behind the wheel for Pontiac’s first NASCAR win, piloting a ’56

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