Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Way Back Wednesday - 1953


Each Week We Will Get A Blast Of The Past by Highlighting the Year That Weekends Track Had Its First NASCAR Race!

1953 Prices in The US

House: $17,400
Average income: $4,011
Ford Vehicle: $1537-$2403
Milk: $.94
Gas: $.22
Bread $.16
Postage stamp: $.03
10- lb bag C&H sugar: $ .89
12 oz. jar of Libby’s pickles $.25
16 oz. jar Kraft Cheese Whiz : $.57
Romaine Lettuce: $ .10 lb

1953 NASCAR 

Herb Thomas Won The Championship that season!
33 races on dirt tracks
3 races on paved tracks
1 race on road courses
1 short track race
2 superspeedway races
The First Race Ever happened in Richmond on April 19, 1953, Lee Petty went to victory lane!