Dargan Watts

Darlington Raceway Ribbon Cutting 1950

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The late Jean Thurman, who was the wife of South Carolina governor Strom Thurman cuts the ribbon before the start of the first Southern 500 at Darlington in 1950. NASCAR president Bill France is to the left with the microphone and Gov. Thurman is behind his wife. Darlington Raceway founder and president Harold Brasington is to the right.
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