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Randy Lanier: the hotshot driver who juggled racing and drug smuggling

Here it was, the escape hatch that never fails to present itself in crime films: a chance to get away with it, an opportunity to go legit. Except when this all-too-real turning point arrived 37 years ago, Randy Lanier was deep into an unlikely double life as an endurance car racer and marijuana smuggler – and was convinced the feds were closing in on him. But to his great relief, the suspicious-looking suits who had been shadowing him at the track late in the 1984 IMSA endurance racing season weren’t FBI agents; they were representatives from Ford. And once they finally approached Lanier, he couldn’t believe what they were offering: a sit-down in Detroit to discuss him joining their factory team. In essence, it meant he wouldn’t have to smuggle weed to keep Blue Thunder – his racing team – punching well above its weight, and KO’ing some of the biggest dogs in the sport.
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MJ Harvest, Inc., Drives Business Growth Through Successful Online Contest Awarding Winner with a Track Day with 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Randy Lanier at Sebring International Speedway

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / June 16, 2021 / MJ Harvest, Inc. (OTCQB:MJHI) announced today the winner of the national contest sponsored by its online sales division ProCannaGrow.com. The winner, a resident of Florida, has won a once-in-a-lifetime full-day experience with racing legend and prodigy Randy Lanier at Sebring International Speedway. Mr. Lanier had a decade long successful racing career and was the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Randy was the only rookie to finish the race that year. Mr. Lanier's life story, including his federal conviction for marijuana smuggling in the 1980's, has been featured in stories in Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg and Netflix. Mr. Lanier was also the star of the critically acclaimed podcast 'Smoked' sponsored by the Miami Herald.
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