When did NASCAR become popular?

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well nfl nba and mlb are a lot more popular in the usa but at its time about 3 or 4 years right before the econmy crashed badly it used to be called the fastest growing sport if you ask me now i think its soccer in the usa least in nascar they move a lot

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NASCAR racing, as well as other series, have been popular on a regional level since the early 40's. It is argued that NASCAR became more popular in the mainstream during the 1979 Daytona 500. The race was being broadcast on ABC's Wide World of Sports. A massive snowstorm blanketed the east coast, therefore giving the race a captive audience. The race was most famous for a post-race brawl between driver Cale Yarborough and brothers Donnie and Bobby Allison.

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