Auto racing legend Junior Johnson, Moonshine runners to auto racing stars

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Junior Johnson: From Moonshiner to NASCAR Legend – Auto Racing

August 1, 2006 by  
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In the early days of American auto racing, a majority of racers gained their skills as drivers from running moonshine. Moonshine is an illegal form of whiskey and was a main source of income for some people who lived in the southern U.S. One man whose name is synonymous with NASCAR and moonshine runners is Robert “Junior” Johnson.