Nascar

Nascar

Author: Greg Fielden

Publisher: Publications International

ISBN: 1412727510

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Page: 320

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The History of NASCAR

The History of NASCAR

A. R. Schaefer. The Daytona 500 A big step for NASCAR was the opening of
Daytona International Speedway in 1959 . The 2 . ... More fans began enjoying
NASCAR ' s fast cars , fast tracks , and exciting races . “ Daytona was bigger and
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Author: A. R. Schaefer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736837744

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Surveys the history of the National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The History of NASCAR

The History of NASCAR

NASCAR drivers always aimed for going as fast as they could . But in the 1980s ,
improvement in engines and cars made them go too fast . On the larger
superspeedways , race speeds were getting too high , officials felt , and
endangering ...

Author: Jim Francis

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778731863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Looks at the history of NASCAR, from its humble beginnings in the south in the late nineteen forties, to its tremendous national success as an organization today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond

The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun David Poole.
looking for another place to race. Immediately after Riverside ... partnerships in
NASCAR history were planted. When Earnhardt left, Joe Ruttman took over in
Stacy's car.

Author: David Poole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613210901

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Tim Richmond was, fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Petty said, "a stranger in time." In one regard, the flashy, flamboyant driver from Ashland, Ohio, was years ahead of the trends in a sport that would soon enjoy explosive growth in popularity. Women who were NASCAR fans loved him¬¬¬—and so did their husbands and boyfriends. Richmond believed he could use his stardom in racing as a springboard to a second career as an actor, and he had the Hollywood good looks to make that a realistic dream. At the same time, Richmond was also a throwback. He pushed his race cars hard, too hard at times, driving every lap like he was hauling moonshine through the mountains of the Carolinas with a revenuer on his rear bumper. Those who saw him drive still compare him to veterans like Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly, who ran as hard off the track as they did off of it. In the early 1980s, however, Richmond stood out. He was not from the South; he had not grown up slinging a stock car through the dirt on red-clay ovals. He had, in fact, never raced at all until he was twenty-one. And just ten years later, after making a splash in the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie, he was emerging as one of the brightest stars and greatest talents in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series. Richmond's star was bright, but its light went out too soon. As he neared stock car racing's zenith, Richmond's life took a tragic turn. A man who thrived on the affection he felt from those who enjoyed watching him compete spent his final months almost completely shut off from that world. Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun 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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing  2 volumes

“Does NASCAR Need a Drivers Union Like IndyCar and Formula One?” aolnews
.com, August 26, 2010. Edelstein, Robert. Full Throttle. New York: Overlook, 2006
. Fielden, Greg. NASCAR: A Fast History. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications ...

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313387104

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 910

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This two-volume encyclopedia is the Daytona 500 of stock car racing books—an essential "Bible" that provides an all-encompassing history of the sport as well as an up-to-date examination of modern-day stock car racing. • Biographical features on the most important individuals in stock car racing, from Bill France Jr. and Richard Petty to Junior Johnson and Tony Stewart • Photographs that bring stock car racing to life • A comprehensive biography of stock car-related publications and sources • A handy index of stock car personalities, places, and races
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NASCAR Best Shots

NASCAR Best Shots

The Greatest Photography in NASCAR History. LIGHTN ... And you can see them
-or at least the results of their own lightning-fast action-in this photograph-filled
book, which includes more than 110 of the greatest, coolest, wildest, fastest ...

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Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 0756617456

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Presents a collection of NASCAR photographs from the its earliest races to the present, offering a retrospective view of more than fifty years of crashes, pit crews, drivers, tracks, and wins. Reprint.
Categories: Photography

Fast Families

Fast Families

Fast families : racing together through life / by Ted Brock . p . cm . — ( The world
of NASCAR series ) Summary : Describes the history and achievements of
notable families involved in stock car racing , including the Frances , the Pettys ,
and ...

Author: Ted Brock

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 1591870054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the history and achievements of notable families involved in stock car racing, including the Frances, the Pettys, and the Elliotts.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

NASCAR

NASCAR

MUI NASCAR The Greatest Races NASCAR history is filled with legendary
drivers , fast cars , and great races . The Greatest Races offers dramatic accounts
of NASCAR ' s most exciting moments from the first Daytona 500 in 1959 to the ...

Author: Bob Woods

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 0794404073

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

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A chapter book showcases the most famous races in NASCAR history, from the first Daytona 500 in 1959 to the 2003 race that featured the closest NASCAR finish ever. Original.
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Lively text ex008 - X . $ 119.95 . plains the basic styles and moves of capoeira Gr
5-8 - In this fast - paced production , nar Careers in the Performing ... W Gr 6 Up -
Founded in Daytona in 1948 by “ Big Bill ” France , NASCAR currently “ counts 75
million fans . ” Caldwell chronicles stock car racing's history and challenges ,
including the Guidance fatal crash of the sport's beloved Dale Earnhardt in 2001
 ...

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ISBN: PSU:000059601036

Category: Children's libraries

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History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries Myths and Rumors Revealed

History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries  Myths  and Rumors Revealed

James Dean's Killer Porsche, NASCAR's Fastest Monkey, Bonnie and Clyde's
Getaway Car, and More Matt Stone, ... and everything,” Flock told Kim Chapin,
author of Fast as White Lightning, an engaging history of NASCAR's early days.

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9781610586597

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago. Did you know that after James Dean’s death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, parts of the car were sold off, and said parts then cursed their new owners? Or did they? Did you know Bonnie and Clyde stole Ford V-8s almost exclusively as getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day? Or that Clyde Barrow wrote Henry Ford a “thank-you” note for building the cars that made escaping his bank heists so successful? NASCAR has been the source of countless myths and legends. Did you know, for example, that a monkey by the name of Jocko Flocko once won a Grand National race? (Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock helped.) Or that one of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR lore—a Chevelle built by legendary rules-bender Smokey Yunick—never actually turned a lap on a racetrack? Did you ever hear the one about the 1964 Impala that flew into a cliff—at 350 miles per hour—in the Arizona desert, thereby winning the inaugural Darwin Award? How about the Ford Pinto that flew like a bird? Or the 68-horsepower Hyundai Excel that maxed out at 115 miles per hour while speeding Rodney King to a rendezvous that would eventually lead to the L.A. Riots? What was the first car to break the sound barrier? Who won the first Indy 500? What kind of car was dancer Isadora Duncan in when she was killed? What car performed the most spectacular stunt in the James Bond movie oeuvre? In all of these cases, the answers may not be what you think. These are just a few of the automotive world’s crazy stories, mysteries, myths, and legends. History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing to automakers, crime to pop culture, and historical to modern day. Read it and be amazed!
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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Dodge driver, very fast, he took first in National 500 at Charlotte in 1968. Lapped
Talladega at 199.987 ... RICHARD PETTY — A stock-car-racing "great," winner of
more GN races than any driver in NASCAR history. Won 27 of 48 races in '67— ...

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Page: 266

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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The Anatomy of a Race

The Anatomy of a Race

NASCAR's fast-growing and emergent kinship, entrenched in capitalist desires
and machinic fantasies, developed into a new ... cultural industry and growing
community of fans and sponsors that embraced NASCAR's well-known history.

Author: James E. Todd

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X84397

Category: Stock car racing

Page: 474

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Categories: Stock car racing

NASCAR Racing

NASCAR Racing

Introduction Tho history of NASCAR is filled with ex - moonshinTIIUers ,
mechanics , farmer ' s sons and others who had one thing in common . They
loved cars , wanted to go fast , and they thrived on competition . The dirt tracks
and early ...

Author: William M. Burt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0681075546

Category: Stock car racing

Page: 96

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Categories: Stock car racing

Atlanta History

Atlanta History

He became NASCAR ' s first African American driver during a decade when black
southerners were still expected to ... at top speed on a fast track such as Daytona
when the frontrunning drivers , those with factory rides , would come up from ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030052591

Category: Atlanta (Ga.)

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NASCAR

NASCAR

The History of NASCAR : Outlaws on the Run How did NASCAR get its start ?
Criminals were behind it . It all began in the 1920s and 30s . ... So , they needed
very fast cars . Bootleggers ' cars looked normal . But on the inside , they were ...

Author: Lisa Trumbauer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439123461

Category: Stock car drivers

Page: 46

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Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins

Fast Cars and Country Music Barbara J. Pruett. PIVO NASCAR RACING
HISTORY This NASCAR racing history is compiled from News Bulletins and
Newsletters of NASCAR ( National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing , Inc . ) .
In addition ...

Author: Barbara J. Pruett

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4404052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 601

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From his first performance in the late 1940s until his early death in 1982, Marty Robbins established himself as one of the most popular and successful singer/songwriters in the latter half of the 20th century. On the country charts, he racked up 15 #1 hits, including the crossover smashes El Paso and A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation). A beloved entertainer, Robbins received honors from every major music association. El Paso became the first Grammy ever awarded to a Country song, while My Woman My Woman My Wife received the 1970 Grammy for Best Country Song. In 1969 Robbins was named artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition to his success as a singer/songwriter, Robbins loved car racing. In the early 1970s he joined the NASCAR circuit and raced the rest of his life. In Marty Robbins: Fast Cars and Country Music, author Barbara J. Pruett provides an exhaustive overview of Robbins' life and career. Nearly half of the book is a chronological listing (starting in 1948) of more than 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles and other sources of information about Robbins. Another section provides a basic discography of his hundreds of recordings, including both albums and singles released in his lifetime and after. The book also features a list of all of the songs he copyrighted, stories about his stock car racing activities, several previously unpublished photographs, and interviews with those who knew and worked with him_and even an extensive interview with Robbins himself. As a tribute to a great entertainer, this volume will be of interest not only to entertainment writers and researchers, but also to Marty Robbins fans worldwide.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Motorsports and American Culture

Motorsports and American Culture

In Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller bring together essays that examine the relevancy of motorsports to American culture and history, from the late nineteenth century to ...

Author: Mark D. Howell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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Soon after the first automobiles were introduced in the United States, auto racing became a reality. Since that time, motorsports have expanded to include drag racing, open wheel racing, rallying, demolition derbies, stock car racing, and more. Motorsports have grown to such an extent that NASCAR is now the second most watched professional sport in America, behind only football. But motorsports are about much more than going fast and finishing first. These events also reflect our culture, our society, our values, and our history. In Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller bring together essays that examine the relevancy of motorsports to American culture and history, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Addressing a wide spectrum of motorsports—such as stock car racing, demolition derbies, land speed record pursuits, and even staged train wrecks—the essays highlight the social and cultural implications of contemporary and historical moments in these sports. Topics covered include gender roles in motorsports, hot rods and the creation of fan and participant identities, the appeal of demolition derbies, the globalization of motorsports, the role of moonshine in stock car history, the economic relationship between NASCAR and its corporate sponsors, and more. Offering the most thorough study of motorsports to date from a diverse pool of disciplines and subjects, Motorsports and American Culture will appeal to motorsports and automobile enthusiasts, as well as those interested in American history, popular culture, sports history, and gender studies.
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Full Throttle

Full Throttle

From his days as a teenage moonshine runner in Virginia, through millions earned in fearless finance deals, to his incredible comeback after four years of being banned from the NASCAR circuit, Full Throttle lets you ride shotgun with the ...

Author: Robert Edelstein

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781590205624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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“A superbly researched and engagingly written biography” of NASCAR legend Curtis Turner, known as the Babe Ruth of stock car racing (Sports Illustrated). Curtis Turner’s life embodied everything that makes NASCAR the biggest spectator sport in American history; the adrenaline rush of the races, the potential for danger at every turn, and the charismatic, outrageous personality of a winner. Turner created drama at the racetrack and in his personal life, living the American Dream several times over before he died a violent and mysterious death at the age of forty-six. In gripping prose, and with access to the files of Turner’s widow, sports writer and author of NASCAR Generations Robert Edelstein offers the first complete chronicle of Turner’s life. From his days as a teenage moonshine runner in Virginia, through millions earned in fearless finance deals, to his incredible comeback after four years of being banned from the NASCAR circuit, Full Throttle lets you ride shotgun with the legend.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A History of East Tennessee Auto Racing

A History of East Tennessee Auto Racing

Billy Yuma finished second, and fast qualifier Tiny Lund ran third in a Mercury
Cougar prepared by Bud Moore. That set the stage for the June 19, 1969 arrival
of NASCAR's Grand National division for the Kingsport 250. The race was on a ...

Author: David McGee

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625845924

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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East Tennessee isn't typically mentioned among stock car racing's formative hotbeds. But the region from Bristol to Oneida and Chattanooga encapsulates a significant portion of the sport's history. From pioneers like Brownie King and Paul Lewis of Johnson City to former national champions Joe Lee Johnson of Chattanooga and L.D. Ottinger of Newport, East Tennessee has produced many of NASCAR's great drivers. The region is home to one of the world's largest sports stadiums in the Bristol Motor Speedway, but NASCAR also made regular visits to other area tracks. Whether the surface is red clay, asphalt or brushed concrete, East Tennessee still boasts some of the world's fastest, most competitive racing. Join author and racing insider David McGee as he presents a vast array of colorful characters whose passion fueled a sport that has gone from primitive to prime time.
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Speedway Superstars

Speedway Superstars

He learned fast though. ... By 1948, when NASCAR was born, Lee was one of the
best drivers around. ... On July 12, 1958, just days after his 21st birthday, Richard
Petty started the greatest career in NASCAR history in a small race in North ...

Author: James Buckley (Jr.)

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 0794404065

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 814

Some of the greatest NASCAR drivers, from Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt to today's "young guns," are detailed in an action-packed chapter book. Original.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction