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NASCAR’s legends were in Mooresville today to sign autographs and meet with fans at Memory Lane Museum. Fans began lining up to meet the stars nearly six hours before the event began.

“It’s a rare chance to meet some of the NASCAR legends,” said Mark Turner, who traveled from South Carolina for the event. “One thing about racing is, a lot of the guys from the beginning are still around and still have the stories to tell.”

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison is a frequent visitor the museum and sat alongside his wife Judy during the session.

“When I first started racing,” said Allison, “an old man that was helping me, who was really my angel, told me that every request for an autograph is a complement. It was that way back then and it still is.”

Fellow Hall of Fame inductee Ned Jarrett echoed Allison’s comments.

“I appreciate the fans that come out for events like this, or anywhere,” said Jarrett, “that we have an opportunity to meet them and maybe sign an autograph and get a picture taken. That’s very meaningful to me.”

1960 Sprint Cup Champion Rex White met with fans, along with 1961 Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch.

Panch commented, “Not only myself, but all these drivers from the past, they actually help bring NASCAR up to the way it is today. And, on top of that, I’m jealous because they pay money now.”

1991 Daytona 500 Winner Ernie Irvan and his son Jared also made an appearance.

“It’s important in our sport to be able to meet the fans,” said Ernie Irvan. “But, then also to help raise money and funds to keep museums going.”

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