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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00
From its raw beginnings on Southern dirt tracks, NASCAR smacked of a slightly depraved spectacle, as if nothing but trouble could come from the unbridled locomotion of a V8 engine. By the time NASCAR roared into the twenty-first century, it had grown into a billion-dollar sports and marketing colossus, its races attended by hundreds of thousands of... more...
- Pocket Books 2008; US$ 17.99
Jeff Gordon's long-awaited racing memoir -- an unprecedented and thrilling look inside the life of a NASCAR champion. It didn't matter that Jeff Gordon hailed from California -- hardly a fountain of stockcar pedigree -- or that they said he was too small to race with the big boys on the dirt tracks and ovals of his youth. It didn't matter that Dale... more...
- Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man?s dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport.Wendell Scott figured he was signing up for trouble when he became nascar?s version of Jackie Robinson in the segregated 1950s. Some speedways refused to let him race. ?Go home,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00
?Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey and you go to jail.? ?Junior Johnson, NASCAR legend and one-time whiskey runner Today?s NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans, which is growing bigger and more mainstream by the... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 33.60
When driving around the oval ring, drivers of race cars need to know much more than how to turn the wheel and avoid other drivers. How Race Car Drivers Use Math puts readers in the driver's seat to show how race car operators use math to calculate speed and fuel usage, judge their safety, and much more. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 39.00
From mid-century dirt tracks to today's super speedways, The Earnhardts: A Biography tells the remarkable story of a racing family?Dale, his father Ralph, and son Dale Jr.?whose careers span the full history of NASCAR and whose accomplishments define this unique American motorsport. Drawing on extensive research, including interviews with friends,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
The riveting memoir of a life lived at the right-hand edge of the speedometer. Alex Roy's father, while on his deathbed, hints about the notorious, utterly illegal cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York of the 1970s, which then inspired his young son to enter the mysterious world of underground road rallies. Tantalized by the legend of... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.00
"Go out and work hard and just take it one step at a time." He is a living legend, an athlete whodominates his sport as few otherscan. With his rainbow-colored No.24 Dupont Chevrolet Monte Carlo, JeffGordon has accomplished what no man before him could. In 1997, he wonhis second NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship...the Daytona 500...the Coca-Cola... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Independent stock car racers rarely won, often crashed, and flirted with death constantly, all for less money and fame than the money-backed star drivers of their day. This book includes interviews with 12 independent racers, including Curtis "Crawfish" Crider, "Jackhandle Joe" Frasson, and Gene "The Racing Marine" Hobby,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
In this memoir, Michael Clements recounts growing up in the early days of stock car racing. From 1957 through 1965, his father, Louie, travelled the NASCAR circuit, bringing his wife and five children along to every race. Owner and crew chief for champion driver Rex White, Louie introduced many mechanical innovations still used in NASCAR today, and... more...