"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."

"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."

The massive international sport known as NASCAR has its rowdy roots planted deep in the mountains of North Carolina, and now it has planted ...

The massive international sport known as NASCAR has its rowdy roots planted deep in the mountains of North Carolina, and now it has planted ...

Food Town | Our State Magazine. The Salisbury grocery chain that became Food Lion began as a community effort.

Food Town | Our State Magazine. The Salisbury grocery chain that became Food Lion began as a community effort.

SOUPY SALES; Google Image Result for http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzI5NzIzNjM3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTUzNTU2._V1._SY314_CR17,0,214,314_.jpg

SOUPY SALES; Google Image Result for http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzI5NzIzNjM3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTUzNTU2._V1._SY314_CR17,0,214,314_.jpg

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.

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.

Richard Petty Nascar Museum, Randleman, NC. Also toured Kyle Petty's garage. Big thanks to my ex's dad for that one!

Richard Petty Nascar Museum, Randleman, NC. Also toured Kyle Petty's garage. Big thanks to my ex's dad for that one!

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