NASCAR has its beginnings, its history, in good old Southern boys, e.g., Junior Johnson, driving hopped-up cars with powerful V-8 engines (eat your hearts out all you sissy-stupid Greenies) with skill and daring in order to avoid revenuers. Moonshine may have been illegal but it only became so when the old union (not nation) became weighted down with the 18th century George Washington oft-influenced-by Alexander Hamilton and the “Federalists’” nationalism,
Our government began with little money or power, but by the 1820s things had begun to change. Laws on tariffs began to bite because money had to be found to feed the ‘crats and the inefficient Yankee tinkerers. Taxes have one thing in common. They are designed to follow the money. The South was the largest source of wealth in the form of cotton. Taxing it by 30% to 60% was critical.