Race, Historic
MAR 06th 2019

Paul Fearnley

From moonshine to Daytona – the birth of NASCAR

Robert Glenn ‘Junior’ Johnson of Wilkes County, North Carolina, not only shone by day on and at the racetracks – 50 Grand National wins as a driver and another 139 as a team owner – but also by night he hauled illegal moonshine. Receiving a two-year prison sentence in 1956 after Revenue men had caught up with him finally – on foot, never behind the wheel! – he served 11 months in prison.

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