Not only does the USA have a 'heritage' of racing cars, but much of the world does also. Formula 1 is by far the most popular, it's amazing how fast they change tires.

I guess back in the day, it was more of a drivers sport. Pit stops weren't considered to be 'race winning' aspects of the operation. Today, it's all about the pit stop. Watch just how it has evolved over the last 60+ years.