NASCAR: Looking to the future by taking a 43-year step backward to dirt
The last time NASCAR held a Sprint Cup Series race on dirt, Ford had just introduced the Pinto, the Concorde supersonic jetliner made its first flight, the pilot for the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted on CBS, ABC unveiled “Monday Night Football” and president Richard Nixon ordered 1,000 FBI agents to college campuses to suppress anti-Vietnam war demonstrations.
Now the sport hopes by taking a 43-year leap back into its past it can stir up new fans in the future.
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