The Justice Brothers were the first sponsors of a NASCAR team and obviously knew how to pick the winners. Their team won the first year of the NASCAR race series with Red Byron driving a 1939 Ford V8 Coupe tuned by Red Vogt and owned by Raymond Parks.
In this video, Ed Justice Jr. relives the memories of his father and uncles through the first NASCAR champion to their days working with Frank Kurtis at Kurtis Kraft.
The Ford flat-head V8 put out a measly 85 horsepower but it was enough to win. As Ed Justice Jr., notes, the biggest advancement wasn’t in the engine but was the inclusion of hydraulic brakes.
“You get going fast you want to stop fast,” he says.