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Remembering Junior Johnson: The 1960 Daytona 500 in his own words

First published in Autosport magazine in its "Race of my Life" series, this is the account of the 1960 Daytona 500 that the legendary Robert Glenn Johnson Jr kindly gave to me when I met him in 2010. He was Grand Marshal for the 500 that year, and his car took a ceremonial lap ahead of the race (pictured). Rest in peace, Junior.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson dies, aged 88

Moonshiner turned NASCAR icon Robert Glenn 'Junior' Johnson Jr. has passed away at the age of 88.

Travis Carter reflects on long and successful NASCAR career

North Carolina native won pair of Cup titles as crew chief, graduated to car owner in 1990’s

NASCAR inducts sixth class into the Hall of Fame

Hall honors Lorenzen, Scott, White, Weatherly and Elliott.

Jeff Gordon fine with another season of 24

The four-time champion could have retired the number but elected not to.

NASCAR stars ready for prime time

Keselowski, McMurray, Edwards and others coming to a TV near you.

Masters of the game: Terry Labonte

In Part Two of Philip Pegler's 'Masters of the Game' series, he will highlight a racer they called the 'Iceman.' No, not Kimi Raikkonen...we're talking about two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte.

Two drivers, one fate

Fireball Roberts and Swede Savage...two drivers lost before their time who have more in common than you may think.

Ford Racing NASCAR historical notes on Talladega

A look back at some on-track history at NASCAR's biggest oval

Early-season parity clouds Chase picture

15 different winners in the first 26 races for the first time in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup era.

Baker, Elliott, Labonte, Stefanik and Yates make their way onto the NHOF ballot

A 22-person nominating committee consisting of representatives from throughout the NASCAR industry selected 20 individuals who will make up the ballot for the Class of 2015.

Jimmie Johnson changes in qualifying and in Chase

Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, met with members of the media at Daytona Media Day and discussed racing at Daytona and other topics.

‘Iron Man’ Jack Ingram’s career spanned multiple racing eras

He won three NASCAR sportsman titles, two NASCAR Nationwide championships.

NASCAR Hall of Fame opens its doors for free

For the first time since its 2010 opening, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will offer fans unlimited access to the attraction … FREE OF CHARGE.

Charlotte success has Johnson aiming for points lead

The 1.5-mile Charlotte track is one of Jimmie Johnson's strongest venues.

Biffle gives Ford 1,000th NASCAR victory at Michigan International Speedway

Ford Motor Company has won 1,000 NASCAR races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series combined.

Larry and A.J. Foyt talk about drivers and races with Indy 500 ahead

A.J. Foyt: "Who would have thought Franchitti last year would have come up and win the race?"

Nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fifth class announced

Famed engine builder Petty, short track star Phillips among 25 eligible

Eras mesh during Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Baker, Owens, Thomas, Wallace and Wood officially enshrined Friday night in Charlotte

NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomes five new members

The 2013 Hall of Fame class inductees are: Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood.