Thursday 6th June 1957
Heads of several car companies, sitting as directors of the Automobile Manufacturers Association, unanimously recommended that the industry take no part in, or assist in any way, automobile races or other competitive events that emphasized speed or horsepower. When the resolution came down, the automotive industry retreated from NASCAR stock car racing. The unlimited gravy train of racing goodies from Detroit and Dearborn to the Southern racing teams dramatically slowed down, but most teams had the resources to finish out the 1957 season. Buck Baker won 10 races and captured his second straight NASCAR Grand National championship driving his own Chevrolets.