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Junior Johnson: The Complete Package

On Wednesday, Junior Johnson was one of the first five inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, joining Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Sr., and Bill France Jr. Johnson was deeply honored and somewhat shocked to be included in this group of NASCAR pioneers. “It’s probably the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” he said. Though some have  questioned Junior Johnson’s inclusion in the first class of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, he is arguably one of the most colorful and successful figures in the history of stock car racing. Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning echoed this sentiment, saying, “Junior Johnson was a legendary pioneer in NASCAR first as a successful driver and later going on to own a championship ...

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