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North Carolina's professional sports teams--the Carolina Panthers (Football); Charlotte Bobcats (Basketball); Carolina Hurricanes (Hockey); and NASCAR racing--play a major role in the state's economy.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 11, Nov 2008, p10-12, il
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17785
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North Carolina may have been the state that made stock car racing known, but Richard Petty made it cool. Even at 75, the most winning man in NASCAR is not slowing down.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p136-142, 144-146, 148-149, f Periodical Website
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20317
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Cars and racing have pushed Ollen Bruton Smith onto the list of FORBES' list of the 400 richest Americans. With the success of Charlotte Motor Speedway--the regional nucleus of the racing industry in Concord--and Sonic Automotive, Smith is battling back from the recession; however, he is also threatening to take his billion dollar economic input from North Carolina to Las Vegas.
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21789
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Before World War II, motor racing was a sponsored sport throughout the United States. It wasn't until the founding of NASCAR in 1948 by Bill France that a national organized auto racing league was available. NASCAR became the more important form of auto racing in the South, with its largest base found in North Carolina and Florida.
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22542
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NASCAR and liquor have a long-intertwined history rooted in the back roads of North Carolina, especially in the western part of the state. Junior Johnson is perhaps the most famous bootlegger-turned racer, but he is certainly not the only North Carolinian to popularize the sport.
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23340
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Markovich discusses the first NASCAR race he ever went to and how it influenced his life later. He also discusses NASCAR's comeback.
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23721
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The origins of NASCAR trace to liquor tax laws and the Prohibition Era, when Western North Carolina moonshiners raced around back roads, escaping the law as they made their deliveries. Smith discusses the history of bootlegging and NASCAR.
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24138
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NASCAR's growth has stalled, causing many careers to fall in North Carolina, the number one state for motorsports. The author examines the impacts of a failing NASCAR and why racing is no longer as popular in America as it once was.
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24429
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Richard Petty was a NASCAR legend who opened a small museum in Level Cross, North Carolina after he retired from racing. The building is a storehouse of treasures from his racing career and houses his racecar and trophies.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 8, January 1993, p14-16, il
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24615
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NASCAR has its roots in North Carolina, for it began with mountain moonshiners who rigged to cars fast enough to run from the law and turned into a race culture following the end of Prohibition. With the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, and a number of older speedways throughout the western part of the state, North Carolina continues to cultivate the rich NASCAR culture.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 5, October 2014, p176-186, 188, 190, 192, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24982
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his success, both as a NASCAR driver and a businessman. He recall how his father, who passed in 2001, impacted him personally and professionally.
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