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Tom Higgins was a NASCAR pioneer, too

Updated: January 24, 2011, 1:00 PM ET
By Ryan McGee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) kicked off media tour week Saturday night with its Hall of Fame induction banquet. The room was packed with a roster of NASCAR old-school greats.

Leonard Wood laughed it up with Barney Hall. Wendell Scott's daughter, Sybil, sat with Frances Flock, widow of two-time Grand National champ Tim Flock. Harry Gant, Jack Ingram, Tommy Houston and Mike Helton shared a table and shared war stories of the formative days of ...

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