PoP's Southern Thangs: Junior Johnson Appreciation Day


Junior Johnson Appreciation Day

Junior Johnson, is a retired moonshiner in the rural South (North Carolina) who became one of the early superstars of NASCAR in the 1950s and 1960s. He won 50 NASCAR races in his career before retiring in 1966. In the 1970s and 1980s, he became a NASCAR racing team owner; he sponsored such NASCAR champions as Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. He now produces a line of fried pork skins and country ham. (& Midnight Moon - Carolina Moonshine) He is credited with discovering drafting. He is nicknamed "The Last American Hero" and his autobiography is of the same name.


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