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2010-04-09 10:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling. "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France"...

2009-03-04 12:14:06

Police in Wilkes County, N.C., say former NASCAR driver Dean Combs has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing moonshine. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reported Wednesday that police and state agents said Combs had been producing home-distilled alcohol in a 300-gallon still allegedly found on his property in Wilkesboro, N.C. It was a very professional, clean operation ... all stainless steel, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent Shon Tally said of the alleged still, which was found...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.