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NASCAR vs. Football: Which Sport Is More Important to the South?

An article from Southern Cultures 18:4, Winter 2012

Daniel S. Pierce

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 11/2012
Subject: History | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9781469608419


The outlandish stories of the antics of early stock car racers immediately attracted me. Lloyd Seay and Roy Hall hauling liquor from Dawsonville to Atlanta one night and winning races the next day in the same car; Fonty Flock winning the Southern 500 wearing Bermuda shorts and argyle socks; his brother Tim racing with a monkey—named Jocko Flocko—in his racecar."

This article appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook.

Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.