Pioneer NASCAR driver. Won 49 races in 1950s. Captured three Southern 500s. Won points titles, 1951, 1953. Runner-up in 1952, 1954, 1956. Won 12 races, 1953 and 1954. Career shortened by wreck in Shelby race, 1956. Member International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Raced in several makes of cars but best known for racing in early 1950s Hudson Hornet. Born 1923, Harnett County, raised in Olivia. Died August 9, 2000.
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