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Junior Johnson


1930 Born Robert Glenn Johnson, in Ingle Hollow, North Carolina
1953 Makes his NASCAR driving debut at Southern 500, Darlington
1956 Arrested for moonshining, and spends eleven months in prison
1958 Earns six victories in twenty-seven starts
1960 Wins Daytona 500 and discovers aerodynamic drafting in car owned by John Masoni
1962 Wins National 400
1963 Wins eight Grand National events, including National 400 and Dixie 400
1965 Wins thirteen races, including Rebel 300
1966 Announces his retirement from driving to run racing operation
1970 Introduces NASCAR's William French to R.J. Reynolds' Ralph Seagraves, which initiates the Winston Cup NASCAR series
1986 President Ronald Reagan grants Johnson a presidential pardon
1990 Inducted into International Motorsports Hall of Fame
1995 Sells team and retires from racing with more than 139 NASCAR victories, 128 pole positions, and six Winston Cup Championships as a team owner

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