The Most Southern Sport on Earth: NASCAR and the Unions

Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2001

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The Most Southern Sport on Earth: NASCAR and the Unions

by Daniel S. Pierce
Southern Cultures, Vol. 7, No. 2: Summer 2001

"'I have a pistol and I know how to use it. I've used it before.'"

“Gentlemen, I won’t be dictated to by the union.” Six-foot-five, 240-pound Big Bill France loosened his tie, removed his glasses, and proceeded to put the “fear of God” into his workers. Before he had “this union stuffed down [his] throat,” he swore, he would shut down his entire operation, plow it up, and plant corn.

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