People of Appalachia have long had an, uh, independent streak -- the area remains a top pot-growing region – and that independence is perhaps manifested by extreme poverty. In decades past, these hillbillies brewed moonshine and then distributed it in souped-up cars. It got to be where the chase was more fun than the booze, and so stock-car racing was born. Things have changed, and Homestead is not Appalachia, though it’s spiritually close. Today’s stock-car racing comes... More >>>