"The biggest, tallest, truest tale in NASCAR history happened in 1953 on a half-mile dirt track in Hickory. A monkey named Jocko Flocko beat 26 other drivers to take home the checkered flag. Even in the vast lore of NASCAR, a sport known for its boisterous bootleggers and daredevil drivers, the true tale of Jocko Flocko, the only monkey ever to win a stock-car race, laps the field and beats them all."
John Andringa They know John as the Flag Man He has told thousands of people about flag history. The license plate on his Impala says FLAG MAN. The U.S. and North Carolina flags fly on a tall pole in the front yard. “The most wonderful flag of any country in the world,” he says, “and, in my opinion, the most beautiful state flag in the country.” John will be 83 this month, and the last time he counted he had 135 flags.