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Old 10-05-2011, 06:44 AM
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What year and what track did you see your very first NASCAR Grand Nat'l race? GN was the top division name before WinstonCup and now Sprint Cup.

I'll go first.

1956 Langhorn PA 1 mile dirt, convertible division- Petty, Turner,Weatherly
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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1984 Pocono. Then Dover the following weekend.

Met Terry Labonte back when you could walk up to the haulers along the chain link fence at Pocono.

I've been around racing all my life, and NASCAR racing was almost an afterthought - a novelty for us to attend. Frequented Flemington, Middletown and Nazareth.

Still prefer spending my money at dirt track events -- but still go to NASCAR races now and then.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Some of us aren't that old.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Some of us aren't that old.
Funny.

These are the good ole' days for some of you. I remember my dad telling me stories about Langhorne. I was too young to remember, but am told I did go there as a kid.

In the late 70's/early '80s he'd talk about how much it's changed - not all for the better. I used to think "whatever dad, this is great".

Now I find myself talking about how much it's changed - and not all for the better.

If you appreciate NASCAR history - check this out.

1952 NASCAR champion trophy and rolling museum about racer Frankie Schneider of Delaware Township will be at ShopRite | NJ.com
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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For me, it was 1977-1987 at Pocono (sometimes both races). The first race we traveled to was Richmond for the last race of the old configuration.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Funny.

These are the good ole' days for some of you. I remember my dad telling me stories about Langhorne. I was too young to remember, but am told I did go there as a kid.

In the late 70's/early '80s he'd talk about how much it's changed - not all for the better. I used to think "whatever dad, this is great".

Now I find myself talking about how much it's changed - and not all for the better.

If you appreciate NASCAR history - check this out.

1952 NASCAR champion trophy and rolling museum about racer Frankie Schneider of Delaware Township will be at ShopRite | NJ.com
Not that young either.
I started following NASCAR closely about the mid-80s.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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The 1981 Firecracker 400 for me....believe Yarborough won that one.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Not that young either.
I started following NASCAR closely about the mid-80s.
And here I was brought up to believe Asphalt was for getting there.l
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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And here I was brought up to believe Asphalt was for getting there.l
And some guys think Earnhardt was the first real hard charger in NASCAR
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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And some guys think Earnhardt was the first real hard charger in NASCAR
Somehow I posted that in the wrong thread
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