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Bill Blair Jr., 2007 October 11

Identifier: OH-BL0522

Scope and Contents

Bill Blair Jr. recalls the stock car racing career of his father during the late 1940s and 1950s. He describes Bill Sr.'s experiences growing up on a farm with his brothers near High Point, North Carolina. Bill Sr. dabbled in moonshine running and managed the Tri-City Speedway in High Point for several years. Bill Jr. explains how his father supported Bill France with the creation of NASCAR and how Bill Sr. approached driving. Other topics discussed include the first Strictly Stock race in Charlotte, North Carolina and the technological and safety changes in stock car racing.


  • Creation: 2007 October 11

Conditions Governing Access

30 of 31 oral history interviews are in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Bill Blair Jr. was a 69-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Thomasville, North Carolina. He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina in 1938. He was educated at AIB College of Business and was employed as a truck driver.


154 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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