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Modified Stock Car Racing of the '60s and '70s by Steve Kennedy
Never before has a national publication featured a collection of photos of the Northeast’s favorite stock car racing’s division – the modifieds. The author brings together photos and text of the region’s best-loved drivers and their cars, as well as the "also-rans," during the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Softbound, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, 160 pages, 40 color and 300 b&w photos.
Nascar Legends: Memorable Men, Moments, and Machines in Racing History by Robert Edelstein
Traces the story of stock car racing through the courageous, record-breaking drivers who made it the Number One spectator sport in America. NASCAR's 60-year history is rich with varied lore about heroic racers, incredible races, and love of family.
Softbound, 5-1/4 x 9 inches, 320 pages.
Sundays Will Never Be the Same: Racing, Tragedy, and Redemption--My Life in America's Fastest Sport by Darrell Waltrip
The sudden death of Dale Earnhardt on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 was a traumatic loss for the entire NASCAR family, and few were affected more deeply than Darrell Waltrip. During the course of their tumultuous thirty-year association, Darrell regales the reader with his earliest memories of the fiercely competitive kid from Kannapolis, and he describes the highs and lows of their relationship through the twin arcs of their overlapping careers.
Hardbound, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 256 pages.
Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun by David Poole
Tells the memorable story of a born racer and how he raced headlong through life with the throttle wide open and his wheels burning rubber at almost every turn.
Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 208 pages 16 b&w photos.
Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France by Daniel S. Pierce
In this history of the stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR, Pierce offers a revealing new look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks through the early 1970s when the sport spread beyond its southern roots and gained national recognition. Real NASCAR details the sport's genesis as it has never been shown before.
Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 360 pages.
The Ghosts of NASCAR: The Harlan Boys and the First Daytona 500 by John Havick
Who won the first Daytona 500? Fans still debate whether it was midwestern champion Johnny Beauchamp, declared the victor at the finish line, or longtime NASCAR driver Lee Petty, declared the official winner a few days after the race. The Ghosts of NASCAR puts the controversial finish under a microscope.
Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 226 pages.
Donnie Allison: As I Recall... by Donnie Allison
Donnie Allison was always the "other" brother of the famous NASCAR racing duo. he sets the record straight on a variety of subjects he’s wanted to clear up for years, including the 1979 Daytona 500 and the famous fight in the infield with Cale Yarborough; the win NASCAR tried to steal from him and give to Richard Petty; and his ultra-competitive, often-combative relationship with a racing brother who didn't like to lose to anybody.
Hardbound, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 224 pages.
Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man: A NASCAR Team Manager's Career at Full Throttle by Greg Moore and Perry Allen Wood
Greg Moore was one of three sons of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore. Greg chose racing over college and went to work in his father’s business, staying there for the next 25 years. He worked especially with racing engines and became team manager for such winning drivers as Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd and Geoff Bodine until Bud Moore Engineering was sold in 2000.
Softbound, 7 x 10 inches, 240 pages, 55 photos.
The Life and Times of a Good 'Ol Boy by Joel L Stowe
Let me introduce you to Joel Stowe, a fifty-six year old 'Good Ol' Boy' from North Carolina. He decided the write down these memories in the hopes that you will enjoy them as much as he did and maybe even be able relate to them. Don't be surprised if you find yourself learning a thing or two as well. Hang on tight because this book has a southern-style sense of humor and will make you laugh from start to finish.
Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 166 pages.
Charlotte Motor Speedway History: From Granite to Gold by Deb Williams
Engines roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time in 1960, and the track has been home to some of NASCAR's greatest races and most honored drivers ever since. Despite early challenges, Bruton Smith and Humpy Wheeler took charge in 1975 and together sculpted one of the most famous racetracks in America as host of the Coca-Cola 600 and the Sprint All-Star race.
Softbound, 6 x 8-3/4 inches, 160 pages.