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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 / Owner / Crew Chief

Vitals

Hometown

Wilkesboro, NC

Born

06/28/1931

Died

12/20/2019

PREMIER SERIES STATS

Owner Championships

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

Competed

Starts / Wins / Poles

313 / 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 resided in Wilkesboro, N.C., and remained one of the sport’s most enduring—and endearing—personalities until his passing.