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Junior Johnson

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Junior Johnson, NASCAR Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida, 9th February 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Junior Johnson, NASCAR Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida, 9th February 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

28 Jun 1931
Ingle Hollow, North Carolina

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1963)

NASCAR legend, a tough outspoken man, with over 50 wins in the series between 1955 and 1965, retiring from driving one year later. Real name Robert, he moved into motor racing to avoid crime (he was involved in moonshining whisky), and it worked all round! Later became a NASCAR team owner which also proved very successful, with over 100 wins for his cars. Junior is now running his beef cattle farm near his home in North Carolina after retiring from the sport in 1995.

Biography last updated 23 Dec 2015