Curtis Turner started out driving well before he was old enough to get a driver’s license. Turner worked to export the local product: moonshine.
Fireball Roberts was one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history to never win a championship.
William Caleb Yarborough was born the son of a tobacco farmer on March 27, 1939, just outside of Darlington, S.C.
Coo Coo Marlin’s career began almost by accident. His brother Jack campaigned a car at Hohenwald Speedway in Tennessee, but didn’t show up one night.
Alan Kulwicki was born on Dec. 14, 1954 in Greenfield, Wis. He was a pioneer in the sport, coming to NASCAR through the Midwest’s ASA series.
Benny Parsons was born in Ellerbe, N.C., on July 12, 1941 – a small town just north of Rockingham.
Tim Richmond came into NASCAR reminiscent of the way so many do today. He got his start in open-wheel racing by testing a sprint car for a friend and wound up turning laps faster than the regular driver. At the age of 21, that brief test had him hooked and soon after he won the …
If there is one name that is synonymous with NASCAR’s storied past, it is Junior Johnson.
Darrell Waltrip won his first race in 1975 at Nashville, Tenn. and won again later that year at the Richmond Fairgrounds. This was during the “big car” era.
Phil Parsons is probably best known to race fans as part of the trio that make up the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series color commentating team for SPEED.
Robert Yates Racing and talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start.
If there was ever a child born to be a racecar driver, it was Davey Allison. If there was ever a hero of the sport who left us too soon, it was Davey Allison.