well, I'm not a big NASCAR fan, so I wasn't aware of that "trend".:shakehead: Is that was the "NA" in NASCAR stands for? :chuckle:
The "NA" is "National Association"
The roots of NASCAR go back to the days of running moonshine (illegal alcohloic beverages for those global readers). The moonshine was delivered by souped up cars with big tanks. These people were called "transporters" and the cars were called "tankers". At county fairs and other enents, the transporters used to race their cars against each other in a friendly, non business competition. This eventually grew to become formalized giving birth to NASCAR.
NASCAR rules were written such that cars needed to be American coups/sedans to compete. Toyota has so much marketing money that they bought their way into the Craftsman truck series their trucks are backed with so much factory money, that no one else can compete. To add insult to injury, Toyota hired top talent from the Dodge truck team a few years ago.
"The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. It was co-founded by William France Sr. and Ed Otto in 1948 in the USA. Officially incorporated on February 21, its purpose was to organize and promote the sport of stock car racing. The three largest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the Nextel Cup, Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series"