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Guests on the South Lawn at NASCAR Reception

In this photograph, taken September 13, 1978 by National Geographic photographer Steve Raymer, members of the NASCAR racing community enjoy a reception on the South Lawn of the White House. Though he was unable to attend the event as his presence was needed for peace negotiations at Camp David, the event was organized by President Jimmy Carter. A passionate NASCAR fan, Carter used to sell tickets at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Guests in attendance included Bill France, Sr. and Bill France, Jr., and country singer Willie Nelson performed.
Steve Raymer
Date of Work
September 13, 1978
White House Historical Association