The American Stock Car

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MBI, 2001 - Transportation - 168 pages
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Find out how the American stock car has progressed from street setups in the early period of the '40s and '50s through the high-tech chassis of the Grand National years to today's Winston Cup series. Each decade is arranged chronologically in five chapters that cover the 1940s to present. This photo history explains and illustrates how rule changes and governing regulations have molded the evolution of stock cars for more than a half-century from the Grand National to the NASCAR era. From the truly "stock" street set-ups that hit the sands of Daytona in the postwar years; to the high-tech chassis of Grand National racing, the "aero wars" of the late 1960s and early 1970s; and today's shop-built, stock-in-name-only racers. Readers witness a parade of the sports' greatest builders, drivers, tracks and automobiles. Two hundred black-and-white photos depict early legends like Tim Flock, Fireball Roberts and Lee Petty. Period and modern color photography depicts the exploits and cars of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett and dozens of others. Hardbound, 10" x 10", 168 pages, 200 b&w and 100 color ill.

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