David speaks with author Neal Thompson about the origins of NASCAR and of its forgotten founders, Raymond Parks. Parks’ career with automobiles started with building cars for running moonshine throughout the Southeast. In the late 1940s, Raymond took the high road and was the winner of the first two NASCAR Championships ever awarded. Thompson’s book is called, Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR.
Original Air Date: 11-29-2010