10 Moments That Changed NASCAR History

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10 Moments That Changed NASCAR History
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Kurt Busch won the inaugural Chase for the Cup in 2004.

Throughout the course of NASCAR's history, fans both here and long gone have bore witness to several monumental occurrences that have changed the face of our favorite sport. This will continue to go on for as long as NASCAR is around.

While we've been around to witness such events like the induction of the Sprint Cup Chase or the inclusion of the Toyota Motor Corporation into the ranks of NASCAR, we can only imagine what our predecessors must have felt when the points system that was used until 2003 was introduced in 1971, or when the Daytona International Speedway was built in 1959.

Nonetheless, history will continue to be made in the sport, and these are some of the defining moments that currently hold a special place in the hearts of the fans.

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