Today we celebrate the life of The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Elvis Presley, who died on Aug. 16, 1977.
Without question, Elvis was a NASCAR man. The King starred in a bunch of a racing movies including 1968’s “Speedway,” where he drove a Dodge Charger built by NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens, with the lovely Nancy Sinatra as his co-star.
Click here for some mind-blowing pictures from back in the day in the Carolinas.
Even though he passed away 36 years ago, Elvis — or at least his likeness — has shown up more than once in NASCAR. There were at least three Dale Earnhardt diecasts with The King’s image and several for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rusty Wallace, among others.