NASCAR’s Mt. Rushmore

Over in the NBA, LeBron James has lain before himself a new challenge: to have a career worthy of being part of basketball's "Mt. Rushmore." Today- he says he belongs there alongside such luminaries as Jordan, Magic and Bird. Did you catch that? These are names even non-basketball fans know- transcendent figures. It prompts for the motorsports fan the question of who belongs on NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore? Who are the four giants? For this fan, NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore must be game changers, t ...

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A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ One week before the official grand opening, I had the chance to take a sneak peek at the long-awaited NASCAR Hall of Fame located in the heart of Charlotte. After years of anticipation, planning and construction, the final pieces are now in place and ready for the public. The first stop along the journey in the hall is the High Octane Theater. Before heading into the theater to see the film, visitors register their ‘Hard Card’ in the computer. This allows them to interact ...

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OLD SCHOOL MEETS NEW SCHOOL

RICHMOND, Va. _ Less than a month before the grand opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the legendary Junior Johnson sat down with a group of reporters from the NASCAR Citizens Journalist Media Corps on Saturday at the Richmond International Raceway. A member of the inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees, Johnson has been a leading figure in the sport since its very inception. Running from the law as a bootlegger in Wilkes County, N.C. taught a young Johnson how to handle a car, how to find sp ...

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BRISTOL LEGENDS CRASH

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ What was slated to be a fun race between some of NASCAR’s biggest legends quickly took a turn for the worse on Lap 30 when Larry Pearson cut a tire in Turn 2. The No. 21 spun into the outside wall, then slid down the track. Unable to slow down, Charlie Glotzbach plowed into the driver side door of Pearson’s car in one of the most vicious wrecks in recent memory. After the cacophonous boom of the hit, an immediate hush fell on the Bristol Motor Speedway as people on p ...

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