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A Recount of One Hell of a Talladega Weekend

There is a microcosm of Alabama that separates itself as an independent nation twice per year—Welcome to Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR was bred by bootleggers during the Prohibition Era. Some famous bootleggers that are more known for their organized crime syndicates include Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone. While there were few bootleggers who warranted the national publicity that Kim Kardashian so deservingly has, the majority of the industry was made up of uneducated southerners trying to make a living. Rebellious toward law enforcement and traditional professions, these bootleggers’ sole agenda was to get rich quick. Not smart enough to manage a Ponzi scheme, they turned to grassroots resources. In order t...

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