March 14: Lee Petty, NASCAR pioneer, was born on this date in 1914

Lee Petty was a delivery truck driver during the Depression in North Carolina, and later claimed that as much as he enjoyed racing around the backwoods on the weekend, he never ran moonshine. (Other drivers suggested otherwise.) It wasn’t until after World War II that Petty fell into organized stock-car racing, and he was 35 [...]
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