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Junior Johnson to help launch Mt. Airy exhibit

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History launches its annual racing exhibit Jan. 22 with an appearance by legendary stock car driver Junior Johnson.
The NASCAR Hall of Famer will wave the green flag on the exhibit, “White Liquor and Dirt Tracks: Legacy of Teamwork,” which runs through July and commemorates the region’s strong ties to the racing industry.
Johnson’s appearance highlights a full day of activities that includes programs by NASCAR historian Daniel Pierce and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Neal Hutcheson.
“We’re very excited to have Junior participate in the event,” said museum director Matt Edwards. “He’s not only a pioneer in the sport, but really embodies the grassroots origins and entrepreneurial spirit of today’s racing industry.”
There will also be a meet-and-greet session with several early drivers and officials from the sport, along with an auto display outside the museum that includes vintage race cars, moonshine runners, and one of the cars used in the movie “Thunder Road.”
The day concludes with a live concert featuring oldies and rockabilly music.
The White Liquor and Dirt Tracks exhibit began in 2009. This year’s display highlights the “team” aspect of racing. It features components built in cooperation with Richard Childress Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Petty Enterprises, Wood Brothers Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, as well as private collectors.
The Jan. 22 event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $5 per person. For information, visit: www.northcarolinamuseum.org or call 336-786-4478.

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