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William "Whitey" Norman oral history interview, 2007 September 18

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-NO0516

Dates

  • 2007-09-18

Summary

Whitey Norman recalls his career as a race car driver during the 1950s. Growing up on a tobacco farm in Yadkin County, North Carolina, he remembers how he was interested in driving from a young age. After serving as a tank driver in the Second World War, Mr. Norman began his career racing at Bowman Gray Stadium. He describes the different race tracks he visited during his career and explains which ones he liked best. Mr. Norman also discusses some of the worst accidents in which he was involved. Away from the track, Mr. Norman enjoyed partying with other drivers and shares some memories of those events. Other topics include Mr. Norman's approach to driving and his relationship with the mechanics on his team.

Extent

149 Minutes

Language

English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 USA