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Curtis Turner (I) (1924–1970)

Named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers in 1998, Curtis Turner was perhaps the hardest charger ever to drive a race car. Turner was there from NASCAR's beginning. He finished sixth in the championship standings during NASCAR's first season in 1949 and won 18 races in NASCAR's top division in his career. He was also an entrepeneur; he owned a ... See full bio »

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Thunder in Carolina
Thunder in Carolina Grand National race driver


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 1960 Thunder in Carolina
Grand National race driver
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 1967 Tiny Lund: Hard Charger! (Documentary)
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 1998 The Fifty (TV Mini-Series documentary)

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Was one of the first NASCAR drivers to purchase and fly his own plane. See more »

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