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Before World War II, motor racing was a sponsored sport throughout the United States. It wasn't until the founding of NASCAR in 1948 by Bill France that a national organized auto racing league was available. NASCAR became the more important form of auto racing in the South, with its largest base found in North Carolina and Florida.
NASCAR's growth has stalled, causing many careers to fall in North Carolina, the number one state for motorsports. The author examines the impacts of a failing NASCAR and why racing is no longer as popular in America as it once was.
Bill Simpson began building safety equipment for racecars after he broke both arms in a race. After Dale Earnhardt's death, however, the integrity of his seat belt has been questioned. The fallout from the crash has resulted in serious repercussions for his company.