Rules and rule breakers have always been a hot topic in NASCAR, dating back to the first Strictly Stock race in 1949.And no one knows it more than the people in the sport.Former NASCAR Chairman Bill France Jr. once said, “Someone always will figure out how to get around the rules, even though we try to make them as clear as possible. Lawyers and accountants have been doing that with the tax code for years.”With that in mind, here are 10 of the most famous NASCAR cheating controversies.10. GLENN DUNAWAY RACE NO. 1 – NASCAR’s first race in the Strictly Stock Series – the precursor to today’s Sprint Cup Series – took place at the old Charlotte Speedway in 1949. Dunaway won on the track, but his 1947 Ford failed post-race inspection. That’s because team owner Hubert Westmoreland, a moonshiner, had installed heavy-duty “bootlegger rear springs” designed to keep the rear-end up with a couple hundred gallons of ‘shine in the trunk. Jim Roper was declared the race winner. Westmoreland sued NASCAR and lost.9. RCR HAMMERED HARD – Clint Bowyer won the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Loudon, N.H., in 2010. But his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet… Read full this story
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