NASCAR In 1970 — The 75 Years Edition

Editor’s Note: NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. As a result, we will bring you Part 23 of a 75-part series on the history of NASCAR as told in the pages of National Speed Sport News and SPEED SPORT Magazine. Ford Motor Co. did just that in 1970, a year of transition for NASCAR’s Grand National circuit. However, unconfirmed reports said the top three Ford teams were given more assistance. Sales were down for Ford and, despite 304 NASCAR victories and seven straight manufacturer titles from 1963-’69, this fact played a role m the company’s decision. With Ford’s pullout official at the end of the 1970 Grand National season and Chrysler’s withdrawal expected, Bill France remained upbeat.

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