The NASCAR connections

Floyd County has a long, colorful history with the National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).

Floyd Countian Curtis Turner was one of the early stars of the sport, one of the original moonshine runners turned racer that gave provided much of the lore.

County native Darian Grubb serves as Tony Stewart's crew chief after stints with the Rick Hendrick and Richard Petty teams.

And Randy Hallman, a Floyd County High School classmate from the 60s made his name as a racing writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and now serves as Deputy Sports Editor and one of the stars of "R & R Racing," a webcast on the newspaper's web site.

Hallman probably knows more about NASCAR and its history than just about anyone walking around today. He covered stock racing in the days before it became a media-managed, money-controlled spectacle.

Now you can test yourself against his knowledge or racing by matching your predictions on the outcome of each race with his. Try your hand this week as the drivers head to Martinsville.

Floyd County has a long, colorful history with the National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).

Floyd Countian Curtis Turner was one of the early stars of the sport, one of the original moonshine runners turned racer that gave provided much of the lore.

County native Darian Grubb serves as Tony Stewart’s crew chief after stints with the Rick Hendrick and Richard Petty teams.

And Randy Hallman, a Floyd County High School classmate from the 60s made his name as a racing writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and now serves as Deputy Sports Editor and one of the stars of "R & R Racing," a webcast on the newspaper’s web site.

Hallman probably knows more about NASCAR and its history than just about anyone walking around today. He covered stock racing in the days before it became a media-managed, money-controlled spectacle.

Now you can test yourself against his knowledge or racing by matching your predictions on the outcome of each race with his. Try your hand this week as the drivers head to Martinsville.

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  1. Shortly before my father died in 2008 we visited Bobby Johns at his tire business in Miami. If there is someone in Floyd County claiming to be Bobby Johns, he is a fraud and should be exposed as such.

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