NASCAR — more or less as we know it — started in 1949, and since then, every race weekend has provided something to remember for the millions of fans who have walked through the track gates and millions more who have watched at home.
President Ronald Reagan showed up on July 4, 1984, and witnessed history. Passes were made, some remarkable, some botched, but always entertaining.
Feuds and rivalries sprang up, friendships were forged while races and championships were won and lost.
But the beauty of it all is you won’t see the glorious outshine the mundane unless you watch. You can’t bear witness to greatness without using your eyes or ears.
The rewards can be great, and NASCAR offers more pageantry than just about any other sport. But in 70 years of big-time stock car racing, some moments stand above the rest.
And they never will be forgotten as long as the NASCAR story is told.