Mooresville, North Carolina is a small town that is home to a variety of famous people throughout the years. Nicknamed “Race City USA,” Mooresville only has around 32,000 citizens but is the home to numerous NASCAR drivers and various racing teams. Mooresville is also home for the headquarters of Lowe’s and the NASCAR Technical Institute.
Here are a few of the most famous people from there.
#1 Selma Burke
Selma Burke was a famous American sculptor that is best known for creating a sculpture of President Fraklin D. Roosevelt, as that image is now widely used on the dime. She also created many other types of public art of prominent figures, such as Booker T. Washington, Duke Ellington, and Mary McLeod Bethune.
#2 Julius Peppers
Julius Peppers was drafted as the second overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. Peppers had a decorated NFL career that included nine pro bowl seasons as a defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers. Currently, Peppers is now a special business assistant for the Carolina Panthers.
#3 Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon is a retired stock car driver that has won 93 races and 477 top-ten finishes throughout his historic career in NASCAR. Gordon was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019, and he still remains one of the most recognizable drivers. Jeff Gordon is now an announcer for Fox NASCAR and is also an executive for Hendrick Motorsports.
#4 Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson was born in Moorseville, North Carolina, and is a prominent referee for WWE Smackdown. Robinson began his career as a referee for Pro Wrestling Federation in 1995 and eventually moved to Word Championship Wrestling in 1997. Charles Robinson joined the WWE in 2001, and he still referees matches each week on Smackdown.
#5 J.B. Mauney
J.B. Mauney is a professional bull rider that joined the PBR in 2006. Mauney made history in the world of bull riding by becoming the first bull rider to earn over $7 million in his career. J.B. Mauney has also won numerous awards, such as the World Champion Bull Rider title in 2013 and 2015. He also won the World Finals in 2009 and 2013.
All of these people have made a big impact in their industry and is just one more reason why Mooresville, NC is an interesting place to visit.