Racing to the Finish

Racing to the Finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s only authorized book revealing the inside track on his final year of racing and retirement from the driver’s seat. “Time was running out on my charade… My secrets were about to be exposed to the world.” It was ...

Author: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785221968

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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“My book … details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.” – Dale Jr. It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy. As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever. In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Race with No Finish

A Race with No Finish

Author: A. Steven Walleck

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646064673

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 20

View: 258

Categories: Business enterprises

Catamaran Racing from Start to Finish

Catamaran Racing from Start to Finish

A world champion catamaran racer and one of the bestselling writers of catamaran sailing has created a book that is bound to be a valuable guide to catamaran racers for a very long time.

Author: Phil Berman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039330602X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

View: 659

A world champion catamaran racer and one of the bestselling writers of catamaran sailing has created a book that is bound to be a valuable guide to catamaran racers for a very long time. This complete course to catamaran racing is made easy-to-understand by clarity of explanation and countless drawings and photographs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fighting Finish The Volvo Ocean Race

Fighting Finish   The Volvo Ocean Race

This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, ...

Author: Gary Jobson

Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)

ISBN: 0965925870

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 657

Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here in full detail, combining images from the world’s foremost sailing photographers with colorful writing about the history of the race and the ambitious, adventurous competitors.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Yachting

Yachting

The Racing Yachtsman his would be, they said, the I ocean race of the year and
perhaps of the decade. ... If that weren't enough, the oldest boat in the race was
nearly first to finish, and a vintage aluminum ocean racer wound up winning
Class ...

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Page: 224

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Cool BMX Racing Facts

Cool BMX Racing Facts

"Simple text and full-color photos illustrate facts about the history, equipment, tricks, and records of BMX racing"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Sandra Donovan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429653046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 244

"Simple text and full-color photos illustrate facts about the history, equipment, tricks, and records of BMX racing"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Best Finish

The Best Finish

Every retired racing Greyhound has a unique and sometimes complicated past, and this book offers a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the adoption process and the special care involved with this extraordinary dog's adjustment to pet ...

Author: Carolyn Raeke

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090233697

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 193

Retired racing Greyhounds are quickly becoming one of America's most popular pets, with tens of thousands of Greyhounds being adopted from the tracks and adoption groups each year. Every retired racing Greyhound has a unique and sometimes complicated past, and this book offers a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the adoption process and the special care involved with this extraordinary dog's adjustment to pet life. Book jacket.
Categories: Pets

Vroom Vroom

Vroom  Vroom

The red and blue cars are ready, set and raring to go! Join in with pop-up fun as they speed aroud the bends and race along the track.

Author: Steve Augarde

Publisher: Gullane Children's Books

ISBN: 1862332371

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 12

View: 148

Categories: Automobile racing

Finish Line Achievements

Finish Line Achievements

Designed by a runner, this book is for each of us who cross the start line and race to our own finish line achievements.

Author: R. G

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996591206

Category:

Page: 181

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Finish Line Achievements--The Runner's Ultimate Racing Journal is a comprehensive journal specifically designed to make both documenting and reviewing personal race statistics quick, simple, and organized with easy fill-in pages. Personal race results can be recorded, referenced, and cross-referenced by year, chronological order, specific race event, personal record, and distance to allow analysis of statistics for comparison and future race goal setting. Dedicated pages for 100 detailed race results, maps for both U.S. and international race tracking, along with special recording sections for 50 States and 7 Continents racers, are included. Finish Line Achievements--The Runner's Ultimate Racing Journal has been thoughtfully planned and flexibly structured to be all-inclusive for racers (run, push rim, handcycle, walk) of every age, experience level, caliber, and motivation--elite, front of the pack, middle of the pack, back of the pack, age-group/division competitive, recreational, social, relay, adventure, destination, and philanthropic; participating in road, path, track, cross country, or trail events. Designed by a runner, this book is for each of us who cross the start line and race to our own finish line achievements.
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Photo Finish

Photo Finish

After his horrific crash in the Italian Run, Jason must rebuild his confidence and his standings if he wants to qualify to compete in the New York Masters, the most prestigious race on the pro circuit.

Author: Matthew Reilly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416906483

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 290

View: 429

After his horrific crash in the Italian Run, Jason must rebuild his confidence and his standings if he wants to qualify to compete in the New York Masters, the most prestigious race on the pro circuit.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Ainslie s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing

Ainslie s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing

In all races , the stretch call is made 1 / 8 mile from the finish . The points of call
and fractional times for the most frequently raced distances are : Points of Call
Fractional Times Given At Distance of Race 1st Call 2nd Call 3rd Call 4th Call 5th
 ...

Author: Tom Ainslie

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0671246321

Category: Horse racing

Page: 470

View: 537

Categories: Horse racing

The Greatest Racing Driver

The Greatest Racing Driver

Often nowadays there is only seconds between finishers, but even nearly 40
years ago, at the time the Italian Grand Prix of 1971 a stunningly close finish was
the order of the day. After 55 laps around Monza on a hot September day, the
race ...

Author: Angus Dougall

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452510965

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 540

View: 799

Who has been the world's greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing's rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing's finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book's exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport's greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing's biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider's opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Racing for the America s Cup 1974

Racing for the America s Cup  1974

WEDNESDAY , JULY 17 , 1974 EIGHTH RACE Start at D . Course : W - C - D - W
. Shortened at W . Distance : 13 . 9 miles . Wind : At start 225° , 8 knots . At finish
225° , 6 % knots . Courageous Valiant 12 : 05 : 00 Official Start Actual Start 1st ...

Author: Theodore A. Jones

Publisher: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company

ISBN: PSU:000004906759

Category: America's Cup

Page: 177

View: 907

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Deadly Finish

Deadly Finish

The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis' Pulse and Triple Crown. 'The book moves at a relaxed pace but the tension continues to mount until the surprising conclusion.

Author: John Francome

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755381074

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 357

A day at the races ends in murder... Deadly Finish is another brilliant racing thriller from 'the natural successor to Dick Francis' (Irish Times), John Francome. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis' Pulse and Triple Crown. 'The book moves at a relaxed pace but the tension continues to mount until the surprising conclusion. Good characters, good plot and well worth reading' - West Australian It's summer, Royal Ascot, and life is good for young trainer Simon Waterford. He has inherited his father's top-class yard, his brilliant two-year-old has just won the Coventry Stakes and he is soon to marry his beautiful half-Brazilian girlfriend. But Mariana has a secret which would wreck her hopes of marriage - and which Simon's uncle Geoff has found out. And he has threatened to tell Simon. On their way back from the races, two rough-looking young men pass lewd comments about Mariana. There's not much of a brawl - it's over too quickly and is hardly even-handed - but it leaves Mariana in a sea of blood tending to Simon's wounded face, while Geoff lies dead on the floor. It's a tragedy, of course, but Mariana can't help but feel relieved. Her secret is safe, for now... What readers are saying about Deadly Finish: 'John Francome's weaving of the various plot-lines was superb' 'Another first class book from Francome' 'Believable characters and great storyline had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end'
Categories: Fiction

Ironman Lake Placid

Ironman Lake Placid

The lessons learned paved the way to my best Ironman ever, and in this book, they will illustrate everything you need to know about racing in Lake Placid.

Author: Raymond Britt

Publisher: RunTriMedia

ISBN: 9781450569101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 965

Lake Placid, upstate New York: the place where dreams come true for elite athletes for nearly 75 years. Host of the Winter Olympics in 1936 and 1980, and the Ironman Triathlon since 1999, the proud city has witnessed the epic, the unexpected and the truly remarkable. The challenging terrain, the beautiful landscapes, the inviting communities and the continuing support for exceptional athletics made Lake Placid, and its surrounding Adirondack towns, the perfect location for a new Race. I've completed 29 Ironman triathlons overall, and my clear favorite is Lake Placid, where I've competed six times. Each race brought different conditions, unexpected challenges, surprise opportunities, different outcomes, and different lessons. During those years, I qualified for Kona twice, but also struggled to finish on occasion. The lessons learned paved the way to my best Ironman ever, and in this book, they will illustrate everything you need to know about racing in Lake Placid. The experiences are all presented here, from race details and essentials, race experience reports from my races in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 to detailed training plan and strategy reviews, plus tips for finishing your best Ironman triathlon. Ready to experience Ironman USA Lake Placid? Buckle up, it's quite a ride.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book of Harness Racing

The Complete Book of Harness Racing

finish second in a race , as against straight or show . PLACE BET – betting a
horse will come in second . PLACE MONEY the payoff on a place bet . PLACE
POOL the total amount bet in any any race on horses to place . Statutory
deductions ...

Author: Philip A. Pines

Publisher: Arco Pub

ISBN: WISC:89031315112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 514

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Racing Classic Motorcycles

Racing Classic Motorcycles

Racing Classic Motorcycles is the story of a classic motorcycle racer who was fortunate enough to be able to ride many of the best machines from the period, at the highest level, and on many of the most famous road racing courses in the ...

Author: Andy Reynolds

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787114813

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 535

Racing Classic Motorcycles is the story of a classic motorcycle racer who was fortunate enough to be able to ride many of the best machines from the period, at the highest level, and on many of the most famous road racing courses in the world. There are tales of success, friendships, and the loss of racing pals. Machine preparation and mechanical failures feature heavily, and the story recounts the author's frustrations and joys. Andy Reynolds maintained and built many of the bikes he raced, and ultimately retired from riding to become both a machine scrutineer and a sponsor. All aspects of motorcycle racing are covered in the author's easy-to-read and entertaining narrative, and it is a fascinating read for any motorcycle enthusiast. Come into the world of Classic Racing Motorcycles – but bring your cheque book and medical insurance!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac 2008

The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac 2008

Types of Bets Win Your horse must finish first to collect . Trifecta box or triple box
A multiple bet in which you Place Your horse must finish first or second . select
three or more horses and they must finish first , Show Your horse must finish first
 ...

Author: Mark Simon

Publisher: Thoroughbred Times Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1933958383

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 990

View: 392

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Flying Finish

Flying Finish

Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times ‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

Author: Dick Francis

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788634946

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 765

Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing. The youngest child of rich, neglectful parents, Henry Grey was occasionally accused of being an overgrown brat. But all Henry wanted was a career that would bring him some genuine fulfilment, a little adventure, and a chance to prove his true character. So he decided to take a dirty demanding job transporting racehorses by air, much to his snobbish family’s horror. And when he discovered that he was actually transporting something altogether different, he had to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he had to land with his life intact... Praise for Dick Francis ‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer ‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune ‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review ‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald ‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday ‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman ‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune ‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal ‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times ‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times ‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune
Categories: Fiction

Yacht Racing

Yacht Racing

Crowds line the banks as the racing fleet heads for the starting line of the 50th
Port Huron - Mackinac Race . Our experience in the first leg had finish , with an
elapsed time of just taught us that we had better keep under 59 hours . Now
came ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036958208

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