NASCAR has changed a lot since the days of Petty, Pearson, Yarborough, Parsons and Allison.

This slideshow takes you back to the days when real Fords, Chevys, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, etc, races wheel to wheel around the famous tracks of NASCAR's earlier years.

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Photos by Brian Cleary

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