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Folks Of Interest We lost Junior Johnson today

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  1. anthony myrick
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    NASCAR legend Jr Johnson has passed.
     
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    Sad to hear, he was one of the good ol boys.
     
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  4. BuckeyeBuicks
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    Another great one gone from the days of "real stock car" racing RIP Junior
     

  5. The last American Hero, Bootlegger, Jailbird, NASCAR Champion, Hall of Fame member and a legitimate Moonshiner, he was a no nonsense man and was smart as a whip. HRP

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  6. 1time
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    God speed junior
     
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  7. 41rodderz
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    Chewing the fat with Earnhardt Sr. no doubt. :(
     
  8. low budget
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    Remember watching a documentary type thing he spoke in and I thought he was a great speaker/story teller partially because he spoke my language I guess, He struck me as a guy that would have been well respected in my part of the country even if it hadnt been for his fame;)
     
  9. Mike VV
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    Who'd he "pass" ?
    The man died, simple as that.

    Good guy, helped bring NASCAR along to where it is today.

    Mike
     
  10. Sad news indeed. He was one of the great ones, a true mechanical genius. That slow Southern drawl hid a mind that was forever working, always thinking of ways to make a race car go faster. We've lost a legend.
     
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  11. rd martin
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    sorry to hear this, good old boy who was very smart.he had a way of getting his drivers attention, and hell of a driver himself. rip mr johnson.
     
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  12. Sad to hear he's gone. Michael
     
  13. Fordors
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    He raced a number of different manufacturers cars but I’ll always remember him for shocking everybody at Daytona with a 165 mph lap in qualifying, driving a ‘63 427 Mystery Motor Impala.
    Godspeed Junior.
     
  14. rockable
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    The Last American Hero, for sure. They just don't make them like that any more.
     
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    Few could swing a jack around a car like he could too.
    Godspeed Junior.
     
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    Damn. The few are getting fewer.
     
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  17. AldeanFan
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    Sad news.
    Think I’ll have a drink out of my fruit jar in his honour tonight.


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  18. OLDSMAN
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    Junior was one of the greatest. These drivers today couldn’t hold a candle to him or most of the drivers then. RIP Junior
     
  19. 6sally6
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    Oh well...............we all get a turn too!
    He'll be missed. Cool guy.
    My cousin watched him drive at Daytona one year. He said.........All the other cars would pass by wooo.wooo.wooo.wooo. Then Jr. would fly by Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhaaaaaaaaa!!!!"
    If it didn't blow(which it usually did) he would win.
    Wide open was all he knew.
    6sally6
     
  20. Here's a shot we can relate to. Ray Evernham did a show about him a couple of years ago. Junior showed Ray how to do a 180 on a narrow road.
    He used to set up at the Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, GA and sell his "corn likker". RIP.
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  21. Farewell, to one of the real characters from the world of running shine and racing. It was always interesting when he was in the race.
    Bob
     
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  22. 54vicky
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    just as well he passed before nascar he will not get to see the way brian finished a great sport his father and grand father built.he took his final checker flag
     
  23. anthony myrick
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    We all stand on the shoulders of others in this car hobby we enjoy.
    Some guys, like Mr Johnson, seemed to be one of the few with their feet on the ground.
    Thanks and God speed.
     
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    Dad (rip) bought this SK 1/4" set in 1975. Dad passed at 88 also.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  26. Race in Peace Mr. Johnson. Truly a one of a kind person. Just remember, every time it thunders down here, all of the Good Ole’ Boys up in Heaven are racing. Now I gotta go have a horn of Likker in His honor.


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  27. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    He said that when he got busted he was checking on the steel because his dad told him too, and when he was a kid you did what your dad told you to... guys a freaking legend in so many venues. That little black train is coming for all of us. Don't waste a day
     
  28. carolina chevrolet
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    He used to come out and autograph bottles of his moonshine here where I live, which is just a few minutes from Wilkesboro.
     
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