Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson​

Inducted: 1992
  • Born in Ingle Hollow, NC, 1931
  • NASCAR driver and owner
  • Got his start running moonshine near home in Wilkes County
  • Began racing in the mid-1950s
  • Won 50 races in career, 13 races in 1965
  • First racer to win at each of the four original superspeedways: Darlington, Daytona, Charlotte, and Atlanta
  • Won Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in 1960
  • Hard driver and fan favorite whose motto “Go til you blow” 
  • Became successful stock car owner after retiring in 1966
  • Immortalized as “The Last American Hero” by Tom Wolfe in 1965 Esquire magazine article
  • Member Stock Car Hall of Fame