The acronym began in the 1940s
What does NASCAR stand for?
The acronym NASCAR offically came to be on Dec. 14, 1947 when Bill France Sr. organized a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., to discuss the future of stock car racing. NASCAR, which stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, was conceived.
Since its inception as the Strictly Stock Division, what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has evolved into one of the most popular sports in the world. In the beginning, the race cars were driven off the street and onto the track, but as safety technology advanced, changes were made to cars, as the racing machines of today are more complicated and technological than ever. NASCAR has grown with the series from the small organization formed on the sands of Daytona Beach to a thriving sport.