27/12/1957


Legendary Nascar driver Junior Johnson was released from prison after serving 11 months for making illegal whiskey.

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Junior's family made moonshine in the back hills of North Carolina to help with finances during the Great Depression, and even as a child, Junior was an integral part of the operation. A 1948 raid at the Johnson house resulted in the largest inland seizure of illegal whiskey in U.S. history. But hauling moonshine on winding dirt roads helped shape the fearless "win-or-crash-trying" attitude that defined Junior's NASCAR career.

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