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Decades after their untimely deaths in 1964 and 1970, respectively, Joe Weatherly and Curtis Turner are still talked about for their incredible, hard-charging driving talents and for their party-driven, crazy antics away from the track.
NASCAR has announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
One of the six awards being given at Victory Lane Racing Ass'n Awards Banquet on Feb. 17 is the Pioneer In Racing Award, and there is no one who fits the “Pioneer” role more than Curtis “Pops” Turner.
Off the track, Turner made and lost millions of dollars in timber, sawmills, real estate and various businesses, including promoting race tracks in Roanoke, Va., and Shelby, N.C.
Curtis Turner sleeps behind the wheel of his NASCAR stock car during the 1966 version of Speedweeks at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
While the world knows Chris Economaki for his written words and his role with ABC's "Wide World of Sports," few know of the vast number of photos he took, documenting the history of motorsports on film. Here are just a few of those images.

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