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True Grit: Junior Johnson
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Get the story of a moonshine runner who parlayed his outlaw past into the stuff of NASCAR legends. Robert Glenn Johnson Jr. began running whiskey when he was 14 years old and honed the driving skills he would later use on racetracks around the world on dark, winding mountain North Carolina roads. He became an unstoppable driving legend, only to retire from the game in 1966. He later became one of the most winning team owners in history, with drivers like Fred Lorenzen, Curtis Turner, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte behind his cars. Later, he left a lasting legacy on stock car racing by playing matchmaker with NASCAR and RJR Tobacco, introducing corporate sponsors to the sport. Consumer marketing money from these corporations eventually turned NASCAR into the high profile, high profit sport that it is today.

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