A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 23, 2015
“Is it called NASCAR because that’s the way a hillbilly pronounces ‘nice car’?”

"NASCAR” stands for “National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.” “Is it called NASCAR because that’s the way a hillbilly pronounces ‘nice car’?” is a popular joke that has been printed on posters. “NASCAR got its name from a hill billy saying ‘That is a Nice Car’” was cited on Twitter on May 26, 2009.


Wikipedia: NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family owned and operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France, Sr. in 1948 and as of 2015, the CEO for the company is his grandson Brian France. NASCAR is the largest sanctioning body of stock car racing in the United States. The three largest racing series sanctioned by this company are the Sprint Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. The company also oversees NASCAR Local Racing, the Whelen Modified Tour, the Whelen All-American Series, and the NASCAR iRacing.com Series. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 of the 50 US states as well as Canada. NASCAR has presented exhibition races at the Suzuka and Motegi circuits in Japan, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico, and the Calder Park Thunderdome in Australia.

Twitter
bradydoty
‏@bradydoty
just realized nice car, nice scar, and nascar all sound the same when spoken by people who usually say those things..
3:52 PM - 11 Feb 2009

Twitter
Jesse Whosoever
‏@Im_DeRealno_one
NASCAR got its name from a hill billy saying “That is a Nice Car”
7:32 PM - 26 May 2009

Twitter
Jeremy Weathers
‏@WeathersJeremy
@TobiasPlayer @firstlodge “NASCAR”? ..... Isn’t that Redneck for “Nice Car”? ..... Dat dar’s a “NASCAR”! Dat sho is!
10:06 AM - 27 Sep 2009

Twitter
Jamie burgess
‏@Jabe11
Nascar started when a redneck saw a nice car and said thats a Nas-Car!
Sent from Funny Jokes http://bit.ly/1DOFTl
6:16 PM - 4 Jul 2010

Urban Dictionary
NASCAR
The phrase “Nice Car” stated in a redneck accent.
Normal White American Citizen (Pointing to a brand new BMW): Wow! That’s a nice car you’ve got there!
Redneck (Pointing to an old rusty pickup truck): Nope. That right there is a purty nascar.

by hlposerpwner April 18, 2011

Twitter
Michael
‏@Home_Halfway
Is it called NASCAR because that’s the way a hillbilly pronounces “nice car?”
4:53 PM - 29 May 2013

Facebook
HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ
October 7, 2013 ·
Is it called NASCAR because that’s the way a hillbilly pronounces “nice car?”

Love Poems
Ever Wondered Why Nascar, is Called “Nascar?” it’s Because, That’s how Rednecks pronounce “Nice Car.” #RedneckJoke. <3
by KirstiJay’d, Jun 15, 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
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