NASCAR In 1964 — The 75 Years Edition

Editor’s Note: NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. Despite the discouraging finish in NASCAR’s premier race, Ford felt confident about the season because of its new overhead cam engine. He said the new Plymouth and Dodge engines must be ruled out and the Ford overhead cam engine should be eligible for Grand National competition. Chrysler’s retort was pointed: “They (Ford) were perfectly happy last season when they dominated the stock-car circuits. In the 10 races over 250 miles, Fords or Mercurys won six times and Plymouths or Dodges won four races. The tension between Ford and Chrysler peaked again in October when NASCAR announced its Grand National rules for 1965.

Follow MotorMouth on social media:
Liked it? Take a second to support Motormouth on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Forgot your details?

Create Account