“Welcome to Florida:” Daytona Beach, Bill France and the origins of NASCAR

Craig Pittman and Chadd Scott begin this week’s episode discussing Craig’s hope for a modern-day Richard Nixon (???) to save Florida from the disastrous M-CORES project, better known as the “Roads to Ruin.” He explains the connection.

Chadd highlights a project working to secure American Beach’s historic character and how you can help.

This week’s guest is Neal Thompson, author of “Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR.”  Neal talks about Bill France, how France organized NASCAR in Daytona Beach in 1947 from its bootlegging roots, and how it’s evolved since then.

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