Sam Nunis

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Floyd Sam Nunis (December 16, 1903 – February 1, 1980) was a pioneering figure in American stock car racing, being involved in both the American Automobile Association and the National Stock Car Racing Association.[1]


Nunis worked with the American Automobile Association to promote stock car racing in the late 1940s, encouraging the group to promote the sport, which they had previously written off, in addition to AAA's traditional sanctioning of IndyCar races.[2] He primarily promoted races at Lakewood Speedway near Atlanta in Georgia, both under AAA sanction and under the aegis of the National Stock Car Racing Association, which he co-operated along with Weyman Milam between 1946 and 1951.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Tarutoise Motor Sports". 1980. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Thompson 2006, p. 209
  3. ^ Pierce 2010, p.93
  4. ^ Thompson 2006, p. 214
  • Pierce, Daniel S. (2010). Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0807833841. 
  • Thompson, Neal (2006). Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR. New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4000-8225-4. 

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