Stories From The Headlines

As NASCAR prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary throughout the new year, let’s look back at six major news stories that gave race fans reason to stop and take notice:. Turner ran two races in Junior Johnson’s Ford and three races for Wood Brothers Racing before taking the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford to his 17th and final NASCAR victory at Rockingham Speedway on Oct. 31. “I had incredible faith in the Matador and won more races in the car than any other driver,” Allison said. By mid-week, newspaper headlines read, “Pearson Fired from Wood Brothers Ride.” Pearson had won 43 races in eight seasons with the team. So, I got out of the car and put Earnhardt in it for 10 races.”. I had a winner’s check and a winner’s trophy for winning one of NASCAR’s biggest races but had no gas to get home.

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