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CP MOTORSPORTS: TOM HIGGINS: THE LEGEND OF CURTIS TURNER

 

Awaiting the trick-or-treaters at my home on Halloween, I thought back 50 years to the most memorable ghoulish night of my life.

On Oct. 31, 1965, NASCAR fans and media attending the inaugural American 500 at N.C. Motor Speedway near Rockingham experienced a surprise treat that will endure for all time in the sport’s rich lore.

The first NASCAR race on the new track in the piney Sandhills was won in storybook style by legendary driver Curtis Turner.

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