WHO & WHERE
The Bulldogs made the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in 2003.
2 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
More than 100 clans compete in traditional Scottish sports in this annual event near Linville.
3 Junior Johnson
The stock car legend from Wilkesboro is the only man elected to the Racing Hall of Fame as a driver and an owner.
4 Mark Grace
The Diamondbacks' former first baseman is a Winston-Salem native.
5 Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
Visitors to this Salisbury shrine—originally housed in a restaurant-can listen to play-by-play broadcasts of historical moments or act as an announcer and call a game-saving steal by Larry Bird.
6 Dale Earnhardt Statue
A nine-foot-high bronze of the Intimidator stands on Main Street in his native Kannapolis.
7 Kevin Millwood
A park in his hometown of Bessemer City is named after the Phillies' righthander.
8 Lowe's Motor Speedway
The 167,000-seat Concord track sits northeast of Charlotte and is home to the the annual Coca-Cola 600.
The club's famed No. 2 course is where Payne Stewart sank a 15-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to win the 1999 U.S. Open four months before his death.