The next NASCAR race weekend is still over a week away, so let’s take a moment to remember the past through social media.
Kicking us off is a shot tied to last Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway where Jimmie Johnson earned his 77th Sprint Cup win. That was 14 years after he claimed his first at the same track — back when it was simply called California Speedway.
The account of Talladega Superspeedway brings us this next moment. The post points out that the only time a No. 48 car not driven by Johnson won at Talladega was in 1972 when James Hylton won the Talladega 500. It was the last of Hylton’s two career Sprint Cup wins. The first came in 1970 at Richmond International Raceway.
Born in 1934, Hylton last competed in a NASCAR event in 2011 in a Camping World Truck Series’ race at Pocono Raceway driving for Norm Benning.