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NASCAR: The Complete History is a comprehensive pictorial history of American stock car racing from its moonshine-running roots to today's multibillion-dollar industry. The 628-page book features historic photos from NASCAR's unmatched collection, as well as rich stories about the characters, the cars, and the racetracks. The leather like padded hardcover book is a worthy addition to any race fan's library.
Here is a sampling of what is inside the covers of NASCAR: The Complete History: - Photos of cars, drivers, speedways, and memorabilia. - Highlights of each season from NASCAR s inception in 1949 through the 2016 season, including annual championship points standings. - Colorful descriptions of the cars and careers of early legends like Red Byron, Marshall Teague, Fonty Flock, and Tim Flock, plus modern-day legendary drivers like Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Original ads and promotional illustrations that show the NASCAR culture. - Trivia, anecdotes, and quotes about NASCAR.
A colorful, fearless portrait of the larger-than-life first family of NASCAR, the Earnhardts, and the rise of the worldâs fastest stock car racing organization.
More than sixty years ago, Ralph Earnhardt toiled in a cotton mill in his native North Carolina to support his growing family. Weekends he could be found going pedal to the metal at the dirt tracks, taking on the competition in the early days of box car racing and becoming one of the best short-track drivers in the state. His son, Dale Earnhardt Sr., would become one of the greatest drivers of all time, and his grandson Dale Jr, would become NASCARâs most popular driver of the 2000s. From a simple backyard garage, the Earnhardts reached the highest echelons of professional stock car racing and became the stuff of myth for fans.
Earnhardt Nation is the story of this car racing dynasty and the business that would make them rich and famousâand nearly tear them apart. Covering all the white-knuckle races, including the final lap at the Daytona 500 that claimed the life of the Intimidator,Â Earnhardt Nation goes deep into the fast-paced world of NASCAR, its royal familyâs obsession with speed, and their struggle with celebrity. Jay Busbee takes us deep inside the lives of these men and women who shaped NASCAR. He delves into their personal and professional lives, from failed marriages to rivalries large and small to complex and competitive father-son relationships that have reverberated through generations, and explores the legacy the Earnhardts struggle to uphold.
âMoonshiners 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.â âJunior Johnson, NASCAR legend and one-time whiskey runner
Todayâs NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans, which is growing bigger and more mainstream by the day. Part Disney, part Vegas, part Barnum & Bailey, NASCAR is also a multibillion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography, class, and gender. But dark secrets lurk in NASCARâs past.
Driving with the Devil uncovers for the first time the true story behind NASCARâs distant, moonshine-fueled origins and paints a rich portrait of the colorful men who created it. Long before the sport of stock-car racing even existed, young men in the rural, Depression-wracked South had figured out that cars and speed were tickets to a better life. With few options beyond the farm or factory, the best chance of escape was running moonshine. Bootlegging offered speed, adventure, and wads of cashâif the drivers survived. Driving with the Devil is the story of bootleggers whose empires grew during Prohibition and continued to thrive well after Repeal, and of drivers who thundered down dusty back roads with moonshine deliveries, deftly outrunning federal agents. The car of choice was the Ford V-8, the hottest car of the 1930s, and ace mechanics tinkered with them until they could fly across mountain roads at 100 miles an hour.
After fighting in World War II, moonshiners transferred their skills to the rough, red-dirt racetracks of Dixie, and a national sport was born. In this dynamic era (1930s and â40s), three men with a passion for Ford V-8sâconvicted criminal Ray Parks, foul-mouthed mechanic Red Vogt, and crippled war veteran Red Byron, NASCARâs first championâemerged as the first stock car âteam.â Theirs is the violent, poignant story of how moonshine and fast cars merged to create a new sport for the South to call its own.
Driving with the Devil is a fascinating look at the well-hidden historical connection between whiskey running and stock-car racing. NASCAR histories will tell you who led every lap of every race since the first official race in 1948. Driving with the Devil goes deeper to bring you the excitement, passion, crime, and death-defying feats of the wild, early days that NASCAR has carefully hidden from public view. In the tradition of Laura Hillenbrandâs Seabiscuit, this tale not only reveals a bygone era of a beloved sport, but also the character of the country at a moment in time.
Feel the exhilarating speed of the cars as you tour the popular NASCAR venues. Not only do you get to see these race tracks at their finest, you'll learn interesting facts as well! This 2018, 12"" x 12"" wall calendar is a top-selling format and has twelve full-color photos with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019.
For almost 70 years NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized stock car racing in the United States. Through the years the sport has grown from a southern, regional series to a global brand with races broadcast in more than 140 countries today. And over the course of those years a lot has happened. When racing starts on the beach in Florida and evolves into the modern super speedways of today, not to mention the development of automotive technology over the last 65 years, you can imagine how much there is to learn and know about the history of this wildly popular sport.
NASCAR author, historian, and former race Spotter John Close presents each intriguing fact as a single paragraph, giving you detailed accounts as to how Hudson dominated the early 1950s or why extra bracing on the windshield was called the "Earnhardt bar." With these facts you will be correcting your friends when they say something erroneous at your next NASCAR party!
Similar to other books in CarTech's 1001 Facts Series, this edition on NASCAR will leave no stone unturned. Covered in depth are 65+ years of the cars, tracks, milestones, and personalities that have made this sport what it is today. With this book you will be racing through the pages and absorbing information that will make you a walking encyclopedia of NASCAR knowledge.
This 80s themed best selling Cars adult coloring book is great for anyone who grew up in or appreciates the 80s as well as for the children of this time. This book is filled with Cars from the 1980's decade.This coloring book will provide hours of stress relief, mindful calm, and fun, creative expression for adults, teens, tweens and older children.
Inside you will find:
30 Drawings of your favorite cars of 1980s:
... and many more!
Make these drawings come to life using your imagination, pencils and markers!
NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the nation. To the untrained eye, it may look like there is nothing more to NASCAR than driving in an oval. However, readers will learn about distance, speed, the math behind pit stops, and so much more through the interesting text and bright design of this book. Readers who want to stretch their brains can try the Figure It Out! boxed insert challenges as well.
The Official NASCAR Trivia Book challenges fans with over 1001 NASCAR trivia questions and facts. With an answer section also included, this book will make a NASCAR expert out of any fan, while offering the most seasoned of followers and casual fans hours and hours of fun, laughter and great NASCAR content. This book makes the perfect compliment to any NASCAR enthusiasts collection of officially licensed NASCAR products.