After surviving a battle with polio as a child, Rex White became one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR. When he won the 1960 NASCAR premier series championship with his own team, he had only two employees. That year when he competed in the inaugural World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway he stacked three windshields on top of each other and attached them with masking tape in preparation for the newly-paved track that was coming apart. From 1959-1963, White won 28 races, which was more than any other driver in NASCAR’s top series. In addition to White’s 28 victories, in 233 NASCAR Cup starts he earned 110 top-five and 163-top 10 finishes and 36 poles. White finished in the top 10 in the point standings six of the nine years he competed in NASCAR’s premier series.
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