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NASCAR Great Junior Johnson Hospitalized In Durham

9:24 PM, Mar 31, 2012   |    comments
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Durham, NC -- WFMY News 2 has confimed that NASCAR legend Junior Johnson is being treated at Duke University Medical Center. 

According to a family friend, Johnson is doing well and his illness is non-life threatening.

WFMY News 2 spoke with the nurse at 9:30 PM Saturday night dealing with his condition:

"He is fine."

Johnson is nicknamed "The Last American Hero."  He won 50 NASCAR races in his career as a driver.  Johnson retired in 1966 before becoming a NASCAR racing team owner in the 1970's and 80's. 

WFMY News 2

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