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#105 – Larry McClure (Part 1) on The Scene Vault

Once upon a time, Morgan-McClure Motorsports was one of NASCAR’s most prominent teams. This week, team owner Larry McClure recalls the team’s rise from the most humble of beginnings in and around the Abingdon, Virginia area. Incredibly, current NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin was one of the team’s very first drivers, with some wondering if he was tough enough to manhandle a full-sized NASCAR stock car. A subsequent driver pick came down to another future NASCAR Hall of Famer, Davey Allison, and Rick Wilson. It was only after Wilson and sponsor Kodak came on board that Morgan-McClure finally began its upward trajectory. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid discuss the July 7, 1988 issue of Grand National Scene, which coverage of Wilson’s nail-biting second-place finish to Bill Elliott. The issue also carried Waid’s column on a rash of driver injuries in 1988; a feature on full-time undertaker and part-time driver Eddie Bierschwale; and A.J. Foyt’s penalty for missing the Daytona driver’s meeting.

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