Curtis Turner often bought and sold timber during the day and
raced at night.
Ralph Moody, the legendary mechanic from New England, was Turner's crew chief for a race one night at Wiston-Salem. When Turner showed up at the track, he had brown envelope that he asked Moody to hang onto while he raced.
Moody stuffed the envelope in his T-shirt and didn't think anything of it.
After the race, when the two got into Turner's plane to fly on to the next race, Turner asked Moody if he still had the envelope. Moody said that he did, and Turner asked him if he knew what was in it.
Moody said, "No," whereupon Turner informed him that he had been carrying around $5 million in cash and checks in his BVDs.