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Dogwood, Longleaf Pine, Plott Hound, Channel Bass, Gray Squirrel......and Stock Racing?


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What do all the words in the title have in common? They are official state symbols. Pierce relates how a grassroots movement by Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville resulted in the NC General Assembly passing and Governor Beverly Perdue signing a law making stock car racing a state symbol. Why? Many sports played in the state originated elsewhere, but stock car racing has the deepest historical connection to the sport than any other state.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 51 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p20-22, il, por
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16282