Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Southern Roots" - NASCAR in Greensboro

There are many things which can legitimately claim association with the label "southern roots"..........pecan pie, magnolia trees, story telling, college basketball, country music, beach music, Sunday school, baseball, mountain dew, on and on. But few activities are more closely related, or more instantly related, to the term "southern roots" than old-time stock car racing.

Above is an great image of a stock car race at the Greensboro Fairgrounds dirt track in 1948. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex now sits on the old Greensboro Fairgrounds property. As a youngster, I can recall being taken to a few dirt track races at The Fairgrounds in the early 1950s by an uncle. Great excitement! And "southern roots" indeed.  I haven't been back to auto race since.  I hope to someday.  

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