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Junior Johnson

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson is unique in NASCAR history, with tremendous success both as a driver and a car owner.

  • Inducted: 2010
  • Position:Driver

Vitals

Hometown

Wilkesboro, NC

Born

06/28/1931

PREMIER SERIES STATS

Owner Championships

6 Premier Series Championships
(1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1985)

Competed

Starts / Wins / Poles

/ 50 / 46

The Last American Hero

Junior Johnson won 50 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series then surprised many by retiring from driving to become an owner.

As an owner, Johnson never missed a beat; through the years, his drivers won 132 races. There also were six series championships produced with Cale Yarborough (1976-78) and Darrell Waltrip (1981-82, ’85).

Named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998, Johnson resides in Wilkesboro, N.C., and remains one of the sport’s most enduring—and endearing—personalities, at the age of 78.