The State of Things
10:28 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Local Promoter Ushers Nascar Into The Modern Era

Humpy Wheeler oversees Charlotte Motor Speedway construction.
Humpy Wheeler oversees Charlotte Motor Speedway construction.
Credit The Wheeler Company

Howard "Humpy" Wheeler has been involved with car racing since it was junkyard vehicles running on old dirt horse tracks. He eventually became the president and general manager of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he became the foremost promoter of Nascar. He was known for his publicity stunts and close affiliation with Nascar and its racers. Host Frank Stasio talks to Humpy Wheeler about his life in Nascar.


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