Journeys of Discovery: Eastern Tennessee moonshiners and how they helped distill NASCAR

Oct 9, 2018

Correspondent Tom Wilmer continues his reporting from Bristol, Tennessee. He visits with Tim Nichols, whose family has been making Appalachian moonshine for more than six generations. At Bristol Motor Speedway, General Manager Jerry Caldwell tells the story of how the competitive spirit of bootlegger delivery drivers eventually led to the creation of NASCAR in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1948.

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