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January 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Junior Johnson, a Hall of Fame stock car driver and successful car owner, has been granted a presidential pardon for a moonshining conviction in 1956. Johnson, 54, a lifelong resident of nearby Wilkes County in the Brushy Mountains, was convicted of manufacturing non-tax-paid whiskey after being arrested at his father's still. He served 11 months, until October, 1957, in the federal penitentiary in Chillicothe, Ohio. "I filed a request for a pardon just over five years ago," Johnson said.
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November 24, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Junior Johnson, one of the last of the pioneers of big-time stock car racing, has sold his teams, according to published reports. Lawyer David Blair of Batesville, Ark., bought one of the teams. Brett Bodine, who drove for the 64-year-old Johnson last year, bought the other, The Charlotte Observer, citing an unidentified source, reported Thursday. Blair declined to say how much he paid for the team but said it was a significant investment. The newspaper said Bodine bought the No.
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February 10, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Johnson, who won the second Daytona 500 as a driver in 1960, will have the front row all to himself as a car owner in next Sunday's 34th annual 500. Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott, in Johnson's Ford Thunderbirds, took the first two qualifying positions during time trials Sunday that proved somewhat of a disappointment to speed freaks because of a strong wind that reduced anticipated speeds. Marlin, a second-generation driver from Columbia, Tenn.
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February 10, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Johnson, who won the second Daytona 500 as a driver in 1960, will have the front row all to himself as a car owner in next Sunday's 34th annual 500. Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott, in Johnson's Ford Thunderbirds, took the first two qualifying positions during time trials Sunday that proved somewhat of a disappointment to speed freaks because of a strong wind that reduced anticipated speeds. Marlin, a second-generation driver from Columbia, Tenn.
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May 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In an unprecedented move, the sanctioning body for stock car racing's top circuit reduced the 12-week suspension of car owner Junior Johnson to four races for using an oversized engine. The decision was made by NASCAR Commissioner Semon E. Knudsen hours after officials announced that an appeals panel refused to ease the suspension.
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February 10, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Johnson, who won the second Daytona 500 as a driver in 1960, will have the front row all to himself as a car owner in next Sunday's 34th annual 500. Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott, in Johnson's Ford Thunderbirds, took the first two qualifying positions during time trials Sunday that proved somewhat of a disappointment to speed freaks because of a strong wind that reduced anticipated speeds. Marlin, a second-generation driver from Columbia, Tenn.
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November 24, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Junior Johnson, one of the last of the pioneers of big-time stock car racing, has sold his teams, according to published reports. Lawyer David Blair of Batesville, Ark., bought one of the teams. Brett Bodine, who drove for the 64-year-old Johnson last year, bought the other, The Charlotte Observer, citing an unidentified source, reported Thursday. Blair declined to say how much he paid for the team but said it was a significant investment. The newspaper said Bodine bought the No.
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November 17, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
No stock car driver has ever dominated the superspeedways as Bill Elliott has this year. His 11 wins in 19 races broke David Pearson's record on the high banks. Few drivers have ever dominated the short tracks as Darrell Waltrip has in the last five seasons, when 25 of his 39 wins occurred on tracks shorter than one mile. Elliott has never won on a short track. In eight races this season, his best finish was fifth.
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January 26, 1985
Three years ago, Warner Hodgdon appeared on his way to becoming the most powerful figure in stock car racing. The San Bernardino businessman owned or had a major interest in six race tracks, had NASCAR races carrying his name at Riverside International Raceway and North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, N.C., and sponsored Neil Bonnett's car in the Winston Cup championship series. His wife, Sharon, had a race in her name at Riverside, the Sharon Hodgdon 200.
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February 10, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Johnson, who won the second Daytona 500 as a driver in 1960, will have the front row all to himself as a car owner in next Sunday's 34th annual 500. Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott, in Johnson's Ford Thunderbirds, took the first two qualifying positions during time trials Sunday that proved somewhat of a disappointment to speed freaks because of a strong wind that reduced anticipated speeds. Marlin, a second-generation driver from Columbia, Tenn.
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May 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In an unprecedented move, the sanctioning body for stock car racing's top circuit reduced the 12-week suspension of car owner Junior Johnson to four races for using an oversized engine. The decision was made by NASCAR Commissioner Semon E. Knudsen hours after officials announced that an appeals panel refused to ease the suspension.
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January 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Junior Johnson, a Hall of Fame stock car driver and successful car owner, has been granted a presidential pardon for a moonshining conviction in 1956. Johnson, 54, a lifelong resident of nearby Wilkes County in the Brushy Mountains, was convicted of manufacturing non-tax-paid whiskey after being arrested at his father's still. He served 11 months, until October, 1957, in the federal penitentiary in Chillicothe, Ohio. "I filed a request for a pardon just over five years ago," Johnson said.
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November 17, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
No stock car driver has ever dominated the superspeedways as Bill Elliott has this year. His 11 wins in 19 races broke David Pearson's record on the high banks. Few drivers have ever dominated the short tracks as Darrell Waltrip has in the last five seasons, when 25 of his 39 wins occurred on tracks shorter than one mile. Elliott has never won on a short track. In eight races this season, his best finish was fifth.
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