The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded by Bill France in 1948 and is one of the top 20 single-day events in the world. Some of the top NASCAR racecar drivers of all times include Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. Daytona Beach, Florida, is where NASCAR first started racing, and the points system it used was unique to that organization. NASCAR is the setting for several movies, including Talladega Nights and Days of Thunder. A research facility in North Carolina conducts important NASCAR studies and exclusively educates their technical staff. Racecar driving and stock car alterations came about as a way to evade authorities during the alcohol prohibition of the 1920s.