NASCAR legend Junior Johnson looks out over North Carolina Motor Speedway in North Wilkesboro in 1999.
NASCAR legend Junior Johnson looks out over North Carolina Motor Speedway in North Wilkesboro in 1999. MARK B. SLUDER
NASCAR legend Junior Johnson looks out over North Carolina Motor Speedway in North Wilkesboro in 1999. MARK B. SLUDER

From 2006: Joe Posnanski's homage to Tom Wolfe's "The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!"

August 20, 2006 12:00 AM