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By Sandra McKee | February 12, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Junior Johnson, one of the most successful car owners in Winston Cup history, was caught in a rules violation yesterday and fined a record $45,000.Crew chief Mike Beam also was fined $100 and placed on indefinite probation. According to Section 12, Rule 4 of the NASCAR Winston Cup Rule Book, as well as the 1995 Daytona 500 entry blank, any internal modification to a car's engine must be visibly welded in place. Yesterday, during the car inspection that precedes qualifying attempts for the Daytona 500 pole, the "insert portion" of the intake manifold was found not to be welded on the Johnson Ford.
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By PETER BLAIR and PETER BLAIR,SUN REPORTER | April 11, 2006
"Then Junior Said to Jeff ... " The Best NASCAR Stories Ever Told David Poole and James McLaurin Triumph Books/182 pages With its roots in the South, stock car racing is a sport rich in oral tradition. And a book title that begins with the words "Then Junior said" holds Talladega-size potential. After all, Junior Johnson is one of the sport's greatest personalities, winning 50 races as a driver in the 1950s and '60s and more than 100 as a car owner. But the "Junior" in this title refers to Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most popular drivers of the 21st century, but at the age of 32, a winner of only 16 races and no championships in NASCAR's elite Nextel Cup series.
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By PETER BLAIR and PETER BLAIR,SUN REPORTER | April 11, 2006
"Then Junior Said to Jeff ... " The Best NASCAR Stories Ever Told David Poole and James McLaurin Triumph Books/182 pages With its roots in the South, stock car racing is a sport rich in oral tradition. And a book title that begins with the words "Then Junior said" holds Talladega-size potential. After all, Junior Johnson is one of the sport's greatest personalities, winning 50 races as a driver in the 1950s and '60s and more than 100 as a car owner. But the "Junior" in this title refers to Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most popular drivers of the 21st century, but at the age of 32, a winner of only 16 races and no championships in NASCAR's elite Nextel Cup series.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1997
HAMPTONVILLE, N.C. -- Junior Johnson sits on his cherry red couch, his wife, Lisa, beside him and their two small children climbing all over him. Johnson, 66, wears a beatific smile.The stock cars and racetracks are behind him. These days, his job description is as follows: loving husband, doting father and master of a country chateau."This is when you should have children," Johnson says. "Most people work all their lives and can't spend as much time as they want with their kids. Then, when they're at the age to retire, the kids are grown and gone.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sterling Marlin, nicknamed Chicken Snake, and his daddy, Coo Coo, real name Clifton, have been trying to win the Daytona 500 for a total of 27 years.Yesterday, with more than 150,000 race fans shoe-horned into Daytona International Speedway, Sterling Marlin did it.It was his 13th try."I always knew I could win if I ever got to the right team," said the 36-year-old."I always knew he could win. I just knew it," said the 62-year-old father, who single-handedly operates a 1,400-acre beef farm.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Mancel Johnson, a two-year starter at wide receiver, was suspended from the Maryland football team after he was charged with two counts of theft of under $300.Johnson, a junior from Lanham, was suspended by coach Mark Duffner from spring practice and the Terps' first two games next season. Johnson, 20, was arrested by campus police yesterday, and released by a Prince George's County commissioner on personal recognizance to his father. Trial was set for March 18.The misdemeanor charges arose from a series of on-campus incidents early on the morning of Dec. 3.Witnesses told campus police that a group of from 12 to 15 men, several identified as football players and recruits, roamed through several residence halls, created diversions and took items.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
A season that showed great promise in the first half was put to rest disappointingly Saturday.The Green Terrors suffered their fourth straight setback -- 21-9 at Centennial Football Conference rival Johns Hopkins University -- settle for a 5-5 record and a tie for third in the CFC.The four-game skid was reminiscent of last year's downfall. The 1991 Green Terrors started the season 4-1, then lost four straight before evening their record with a win over Hopkins in the home finale.Junior Rob Johnson's 101 yards on 29 carries left him 34 yards shy of Eric Frees' single-season school rushing record.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1997
HAMPTONVILLE, N.C. -- Junior Johnson sits on his cherry red couch, his wife, Lisa, beside him and their two small children climbing all over him. Johnson, 66, wears a beatific smile.The stock cars and racetracks are behind him. These days, his job description is as follows: loving husband, doting father and master of a country chateau."This is when you should have children," Johnson says. "Most people work all their lives and can't spend as much time as they want with their kids. Then, when they're at the age to retire, the kids are grown and gone.
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November 29, 1993
/TC B Auto racing NASCAR -- Bobby Allison announces that Grand National driver Chuck Bown will replace Jimmy Spencer, who is joining Junior Johnson's team next year.BasketballLos Angeles Clippers -- Activated F Danny Manning from the injured list. Placed G Randy Woods on the injured list.Utah Jazz -- Waived G Dave Jamerson.FootballAtlanta Falcons -- Waived RB Anthony Wallace; signed DB Charles Washington.Detroit Lions -- Signed RB Gary Anderson.HockeyMontreal Canadiens -- Traded D Rob Ramage to the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.
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August 9, 1994
Auto racingJunior Johnson & Associates -- Announced that Tommy Kendall will replace Jimmy Spencer for the upcoming race at Watkins Glen.BaseballDetroit Tigers -- Activated P Mike Henneman from the 15-day DL. Optioned C John Flaherty to Triple-A Toledo.Kansas City Royals -- Placed OF Dave Henderson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 30. Purchased the contract of OF Dwayne Hosey from Triple-A Omaha.New York Mets -- Signed P Kyle Kessel.Seattle Mariners -- Recalled P Bob Wells from Triple-A Calgary.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Mancel Johnson, a two-year starter at wide receiver, was suspended from the Maryland football team after he was charged with two counts of theft of under $300.Johnson, a junior from Lanham, was suspended by coach Mark Duffner from spring practice and the Terps' first two games next season. Johnson, 20, was arrested by campus police yesterday, and released by a Prince George's County commissioner on personal recognizance to his father. Trial was set for March 18.The misdemeanor charges arose from a series of on-campus incidents early on the morning of Dec. 3.Witnesses told campus police that a group of from 12 to 15 men, several identified as football players and recruits, roamed through several residence halls, created diversions and took items.
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By Sandra McKee | February 12, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Junior Johnson, one of the most successful car owners in Winston Cup history, was caught in a rules violation yesterday and fined a record $45,000.Crew chief Mike Beam also was fined $100 and placed on indefinite probation. According to Section 12, Rule 4 of the NASCAR Winston Cup Rule Book, as well as the 1995 Daytona 500 entry blank, any internal modification to a car's engine must be visibly welded in place. Yesterday, during the car inspection that precedes qualifying attempts for the Daytona 500 pole, the "insert portion" of the intake manifold was found not to be welded on the Johnson Ford.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sterling Marlin, nicknamed Chicken Snake, and his daddy, Coo Coo, real name Clifton, have been trying to win the Daytona 500 for a total of 27 years.Yesterday, with more than 150,000 race fans shoe-horned into Daytona International Speedway, Sterling Marlin did it.It was his 13th try."I always knew I could win if I ever got to the right team," said the 36-year-old."I always knew he could win. I just knew it," said the 62-year-old father, who single-handedly operates a 1,400-acre beef farm.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
A season that showed great promise in the first half was put to rest disappointingly Saturday.The Green Terrors suffered their fourth straight setback -- 21-9 at Centennial Football Conference rival Johns Hopkins University -- settle for a 5-5 record and a tie for third in the CFC.The four-game skid was reminiscent of last year's downfall. The 1991 Green Terrors started the season 4-1, then lost four straight before evening their record with a win over Hopkins in the home finale.Junior Rob Johnson's 101 yards on 29 carries left him 34 yards shy of Eric Frees' single-season school rushing record.
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February 12, 1995
Auto racingNASCAR -- Fined car owner Junior Johnson $45,000 after discovering an illegal engine piece in qualifying and barred driver Brett Bodine from qualifying.BaseballLos Angeles Dodgers -- Signed IF Edwin Alicea, IF Richard Parker, IF Chris Butterfield, P Rafael Montalvo, P George Tsamis and P Tom McCarthy to minor-league contracts.Seibu Lions (Japanese Pacific League) -- Agreed to terms with OF Darrin Jackson on a $3.5 million, one-year contract; he hit .312 with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs last season for the Chicago White Sox.BicyclingChesapeake Wheelmen -- Awarded the 1994 Lauf-Fuller Trophy to Galen Wallace, who accumulated the most points in the "A" category of a three-event race series.
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By Tom Higgins and Tom Higgins,Charlotte Observer | March 31, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Bill Elliott goes for a NASCAR Winston Cup modern era win streak record Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Raceway, Dale Earnhardt tries to keep an important personal mark intact.If Elliott, driving the Junior Johnson team's Ford, takes the Food City 500 it will be his fifth consecutive win. No one has achieved that since Richard Petty and Bobby Allison in 1971, when the schedule included 46 races. Stock car racing's so-called modern period began the next year, when NASCAR cut its top tour back to 31 events, a number that since has been reduced to 29.As Elliott has sizzled, Earnhardt and his Richard Childress Racing team have fizzled.
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