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Spun Out and Half Turned Over
Episode 28: Bud Moore, Part 1Podcast

 

Bud Moore describes his service on D-Day and during the Battle of the Bulge in this very special Veteran's Day edition of Spun Out and Half Turned Over. Listen to the incredible interview right here ...

 

 

 


NASCAR Hall of Fame Living History Interviews


Over the past year, the Spun Out and Half Turned Over podcast has sat down with all six living members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Each and every interview has been packed with amazing tales of NASCAR's rich heritage. There have been more than a few laughs and many very emotional moments. You'll want to sit back and enjoy classic moments with ...


NASCAR History In The News


Spun Out And Half Turned Over
Episode 25: We Feel Your Pain

Sterling Marlin talks about his career and plans to save Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in this show. Hosts Rick Houston and Dennis Punch then tackle reactions to the second class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as well Harry Gant's amazing ride in September 1991. Listen in on all the fun here ...

 

 

 


A Great Day

Five men will never forget the day the NASCAR Hall of Fame's second class of inductees was announced. Check out our photo gallery here ...


A Racing Time Capsule

 

NASCAR has come a very, very long way in many different areas, and there are few places where that's more evident than the archives of businessman and longtime fan and participant Bud Baity. Check out the full story here ...

 


NASCAR On Orbit

Copies of two of the most famous races in NASCAR history made an amazing journey last year with astronaut Doug Hurley. See more here here …


All Dressed Up And Ready To Race

If ever there was a perfect picture to illustrate just how far racing attire has come, it's this photograph of driver Hugh Lunsford following a long ago race. See more of the story here …


The Daytona 500 -- NASCAR's Biggest Race

There's simply no way to underestimate the impact of the Daytona 500 on NASCAR. Daytona 500 wins -- and losses -- are discussed and dissected for years. In honor of the 2010 edition of the event, take a look back at some of the event's most memorable moments here here …


Robert Johnson Continues In His Father's Footsteps

Robert Johnson is continuing to pursue a legacy in racing that his father, the legendary Junior Johnson, began nearly 60 years ago. Check out the full story here …




The Don Hunter Collection:
On The Dirt Track At Hickory

In what could very well be one of the coolest shots we've ever featured here at Stock Car History Online, Junior Johnson and Curtis Turner prepare to lead the field into battle on the dirt track in Hickory, N.C. See more of the story here …


Curtis Lands At Charlotte

No airport nearby? No problem, not for Curtis Turner, who lands his plane on the frontstretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway in the mid-1960s in this newly discovered image from photographer Jerry Overman. See more here …


D.W. Out, Earnhardt In

How just how close was Junior Johnson to firing Darrell Waltrip and replacing him with Dale Earnhardt? Johnson tells host Rick Houston on the latest episode of the Spun Out And Half Turned Over podcast that he had a signed contract to make the switch in hand. It was only a last-minute offer from another sponsor that Johnson couldn't refuse that kept the course of NASCAR history from being changed in a major way. Read the full story here …


Back To The Future

Three races will mark North Wilkesboro Speedway's return to competition in 2010. It's been a long, and many times, discouraging process in getting the track ... well ... back on track. That's all beginning to change. Check out the full story here ...

 


Hearsay

Hearsay is a stuffed monkey who's lived a very exciting life. He's visited Iraq, Australia, Germany, Northern Ireland, Canada and many places in the United States. Check out his recent NASCAR adventure here …


NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inaugural Class Announced!

Five former NASCAR stars have been selected for induction into the brand-new NASCAR Hall Of Fame in May 2010. We have the list of inductees here complete with bios and pictures. Click here to view.


The Case For Junior Johnson

Several people are shoo-ins for the first class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and Junior Johnson should be one of them. Read more here...

 



Living History Video On-Demand - Cotton Owens

Racing on the old Daytona beach and road course could get very tricky. Cotton Owens should know, because he was there. In this episode of Smyle Media's Living History Video Series, Cotton Owens talks about his impressions of the brand-new Daytona International Speedway. Click here ...


BRH Racing Archives: Pit Road Beauty

Our pick for the most striking car in NASCAR history? It would be hard to top this one ... the Dodge that Richard Petty ran in the mid-1970s. See more here...

 


NASCAR Fan Doug Hurley Makes Trip Of Lifetime

If Doug Hurley was a NASCAR driver, his lap around the International Space Station would have obliterated Bill Elliott's all-time qualifying speed record. Check out Stock Car History Online Editor Rick Houston's story on Hurley, courtesy of NASCAR.COM, here …



The Search Is Over

Race fans Chase Whitaker and Ron Willard were two race fans on a mission. Their mission? To come up with a photo of the car that Al Loquasto drove in a July 1981 Winston Cup race at Pocono. Yes, it was a longshot that they would ever come up with such an obscure prize, but they considered it their own personal "holy grail." To see how they landed the shot, read more here...


Will Lind Q&A ... Old School And Proud Of It

There was a time when Will Lind worked for next to nothing to break into a sport he so dearly loved. Today, the native of Lakeland, Fla. is the director of competition for Richard Childress Racing. In between, he changed tires for the one and only Dale Earnhardt. Check out Lind's revealing interview with Stock Car History Online Editor Rick Houston here ..


North Wilkesboro … A Twist In Time

There once was a time when North Wilkesboro Speedway was brand new and almost alive with activity … and these photos from the collection of Donald Johnson prove it. See more here ..


Petty Audio Scrapbook A Great Listen

Pull up a chair and listen in as Barney Hall, Richard Petty and Dale Inman discuss The King’s career in NASCAR. It’s a fantastic ride from the sport’s earliest years, through Petty’s reign at the top and on to today. Petty is joined by several of his contemporaries, including racing announcer Barney Hall, former crew chief Dale Inman and drivers Junior Johnson, David Pearson and Bobby Allison. The audiobooks features a look back at not just Petty's career but also the evolution of NASCAR from its southern dirt track roots to a nationwide sport. Check out our review here ...


What’s Your Greatest Race?

Chase Whitaker of Franklin, Tenn., has sent in his memories of the 1987 Winston 500 at Talladega, which got us to thinking. What’s the best race you’ve ever seen, either in person or on television? Did your favorite driver win? What made the race so special? Was it a race of some historical significance, or was it simply especially great racing? Think about it, and drop Editor Rick Houston a few lines at rick.houston@stockcarhistoryonline.com.

Responses will be compiled in a special section. Check out the responses here ... 


Historic Racing Footage Re-Discovered

Nearly eight years before the 1979 Daytona 500, the first 500-mile race ever shown live on television from start to finish, another NASCAR Cup race was shown from the drop of the green flag to the checkered, as it happened. The April 1971 event took place at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina, and was won by Bobby Isaac. Footage from the broadcast was considered lost to the ages, until now. Check out the full story and additional screen captures here ... (American Stock: The Golden Era of NASCAR Screen Capture)


Robert Johnson, Junior’s Son, Goes Racing

You’ll never meet a nicer kid than Robert Johnson. He’s played lacrosse for years at school, and now he has a new sport — racing. The 15-year-old Robert tested regularly at several different tracks in and around North Carolina last year, and plans to race this season. Through it all, he’s had a pretty good coach … his dad, Junior Johnson. Check out the full story here... (Phil Baxter)


Bobby Allison … 84 Or 85 Wins?

The official NASCAR record book shows Bobby Allison tied for third with Darrell Waltrip on the all-time win list, with 84 victories each. The official NASCAR record book is wrong, writes Editor Rick Houston. Read more …

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