Racing & Running

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The “Well Springs Straight” was a stretch of remote Campbell County roadway used by hotrod rebels in the 1960s to test their drag racing skills under the cover of darkness. Legendary Sheriff Rose Kitts once tried to capture these midnight racers, reportedly firing shots at some of them as they escaped into the darkness. One former driver recounted that he also regularly hauled “shine” from CumberlandGap to Knoxville along these roads.

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