The Aero Wars are an often-forgotten part of NASCAR history. However, it is a time that is worth discussing, and it helped shape NASCAR as we know it today. Elly Productions dives into NASCAR’s Aero Wars in his most recent video.
- While factory sport was nothing new to NASCAR, Dodge changed the game in 1966 with the Dodge Charger.
- The “Aero Wars” officially started in 1969 after Dodge and Ford came up with new cars, in which Dodge particularly barely produced enough, maybe, to meet NASCAR regulations.
- Dodge and Plymouth changed the game with the Dodge Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird in 1970, and they dominated.
- Bill France Jr. stepped in in 1971, which ended the “Aero Wars”, or did they? The 1980s saw a brand new edition of the Aero Wars, then the 1990s, then the 2000s, then the 2010s. Will the wars ever end?
The Aero Wars were a significant time in NASCAR history, and they still persist to this day to some extent. It may never be as fierce as it once was, as Connor said, but, every new car has some Aero War elements to it. Will they ever stop?