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NASCAR’s Unofficial First Lady: Before WAGs Were Cool

Linda Vaughn was the face of NASCAR in the 1960's and 1970's and was adored by fans and friends as she represented racing.
Vaughn entered a contest in 1961 when Atlanta Raceway was looking for a spokesperson.  She won the title of Miss Atlanta Raceway for one year.
During that year she traveled to southern tracks like Darlington, Charlotte and Daytona showing off her personality as spokesperson for the track she represented.
Her next title was Miss Pure Firebird sponsored by Pure Oil which later became Union Oil.  The merger ended her reign.
Linda saw an ad in an automotive magazine for Miss Hurst Shifter.  She won the title and the rest is history with the long relationship she had as Miss Hurst...

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