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Junior Johnson, "The Last American Hero," dies at 88

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Robert Glenn junior Johnson was just eight years old when he started driving in the mountains of North Carolina as a young man he built a reputation as a moonshiner who could out run the law in the nineteen fifties and sixties he another bootleggers became the backbone of stock car racing in the south Johnson won fifty races and in nineteen sixty five author Tom Wolfe in a piece for esquire magazine label Johnson the last American hero in nineteen sixty six he left the track to become a team owner Johnson was instrumental in transforming NASCAR into a multi billion dollar sport by convincing RJ Reynolds to sponsor the Winston Cup which she won six times as a team owner junior Johnson died Friday at eighty eight I'm Tim acquire

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