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Junior Johnson hospitalized in N.C.

Updated: April 1, 2012, 4:12 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson has been hospitalized in North Carolina and two sources close to the 80-year-old legend said he is being treated for a staph infection related to a 2009 back surgery.

Johnson initially was hospitalized on Tuesday near his farm in Wilkes County, N.C. He has since been moved to the Duke University hospital.

Sources close to the situation said the former driver/owner known as "The Last American Hero'' also needs a pacemaker, ...

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