A survey on the Iredell-Statesville Schools website and a Facebook page helped others show support for the students' efforts.
The bill passed the North Carolina General Assembly on June 16, 2011 and was signed by Governor Bev Perdue on June 21, 2011 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Special guests included fourth and fifth grade students and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees.
Brothers and arch rivals Hank Edwards (6) and Jimmy Edwards Jr. duke it out at Fayetteville Motor Speedway’s Late Model class in the 1980s. [File, Thomas Pope/The Fayetteville Observer]
To read more about this history of NASCAR in the region, check out Fact Friday 18: Moonshine & NASCAR.
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Information taken from:
NCPedia.com, "State Sport of North Carolina: Stock Car Racing," by Michelle Czaikowski, 2011.
Illustrations from Fayobserver.com
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