Thursday, May 14, 2009

Headed to the All-Star Race? Try Some Sweet Tea From Junior (Johnson, That Is)

Beginning this week, race fans in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia can grab a gallon of Junior Johnson's own Sweet Iced Tea and Lemonade at their local Lowes Food store. The beverages are sweetened with real granulated sugar and made with purified North Carolina Mountain Water--sounds like they'd make good mixers for tailgating to me.

"The very first Lowes Foods store was in Wilkesboro, not too far from our farm," Johnson said. "We’re excited to launch this product with a retail partner based here in our home state.”

For the uninitiated, Johnson won 50 NASCAR races. Equally successful as a team owner, his drivers won 139 races and six series championships. Cale Yarborough won three straight titles from 1976-1978 and Darrell Waltrip won the three other championships in 1981, ’82 and ’85. He is ranked as the 3rd most successful owner in NASCAR history. His tea can be found in refrigerated gallon jugs in the dairy section of Lowes Food Stores.


  1. Via Monte I was pointed in this direction, welcome to the NASCAR blogosphere.

    This posts subject recalled one I wrote a couple years ago on Junior's first commercial product "Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Carolina Moonshine."

    I've updated and bumped it up to note your entrance into the blogosphere and to note Junior's new product line.

    Again welcome.

  2. Thanks so much! Love the Mitchum-Johnson story. Great to e-meet you!