Last Lap

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“So there’s nothing in this picture that could cause me any problems 30 years from now?
No? Then kiss away, ladies.”

Junior Johnson
NASCAR driver, team owner, shiner.
June 28, 1931 – December 20, 2019.
Aged 88 years.

Most recognized for: Junior was the wheel man for his notorious family’s bootlegging business. His skill for high speed, evasive driving landed him a legit career in professional racing, becoming one of NASCAR’s top 50 drivers of all time. After retiring from racing, he returned to the ‘shine biz, starting his own legal brand, Midnight Moon. But in the end, Junior made one last pit stop in hospice before Alzheimers black-flagged him.