A Salute to Racing, Roots, Heroes
Photo History of Racing in Nashville Since President Andrew Jackson Days
by Louie Johnston Jr.
We salute our racing roots and heroes across America in Nashville to NASCAR! Boys of the 1940s dreamed big, from barefoot push cart racing imitating their favorite local dirt track driver heroes, grit grew boys into men through hard times. NASCAR’s stars racing Nashville heroes. Lee and Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Richard Childress, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby and Donnie Allison, Red Farmer, David Sisco, Coo Coo Marlin, Sterling Marlin, Country music star Marty Robbins, Bullet Bob Reuther, Charlie Binkley, Tony Formosa, Bob Hunley, Freddie Fryar…over 100 racing heroes, roots and histories. For every racing star born from Nashville and tracks across America, there were 50 more with great talent, ever so close to being a star race driver nationally. Heroes are American dreams that help make America. When times were hard, boys became men!
These Heroes are American dreams that made America better, when boys
become men they never stop improving!