Thursday, May 04, 2017

The most difficult item to assemble at the new NASCAR Hall of Fame wasn't one of the mesmerizing touchscreens and interactive displays, but Junior Johnson's rebuilt moonshine still from yesteryear.

The problem was only solved with the help of an expert. A call was placed and Johnson, one of NASCAR's pioneers and a member of this month's first Hall of Fame class, gathered his tools, drove into town and did the job himself.

"That's like Babe Ruth designing, building and installing one of the first exhibits in Cooperstown," NASCAR Hall of Fame director Winston Kelley said

Johnson's still, celebrating the birth of the sport by bootleggers such as himself outrunning the police in souped-up cars, is one of the featured items at the new 195 million dollar NASCAR Hall of Fame museum.

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