100 Things NASCAR Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Triumph Books, Feb 1, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Detailing 65 years of NASCAR history, this lively book explores the personalities, events, and facts every stock car racing fan should know. Important nicknames, dates, and acheivements round out this fan handbook. This guide to all things NASCAR also includes a list of must-do NASCAR-related activities, such as making a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Dale Earnhardt, exploring the hidden gems of major racing venues, and visiting lesser-known museums devoted to the sport.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Dave Berggren Introduction
Richard Petty
SmokeFilled RoomPartOne 4 WinstonSmokeFilled Room Part
A GuidingHandan Iron Fist 8 Cale Yarborough 9 1976 Daytona500 10 Night Time RightTime 11 On theWing 12 Jeff Gordon 13 Dale EarnhardtJr ...
Jimmie Johnson Hall 17 Herb Thomas 18 16 A Call to the Martinsville Speedway 19 Five That RacetheHeart
ATrueAmerican Hero 21 Wendell Scott
Hot Dog 23 1992 Hooters500 24 Bill France Jr 25 Darlington Raceway 26 Lost Tracks 27 Junior Johnson 28 Tall Tales from Talladega 29 Darrell W...
Fireball Roberts 37 Are Drivers Intimidated? 38 On the Beach 39 One Very Hot Night
RiversideRIP 49 A Place of Honor 50 Smokey Yunick
Richard Childress
A Running Finish
Wood Brothers
The 50 Club
A Strange Rivalry
TheFirst SuperTeam Owner
Race DayALong Day 58 Staying on CourseNASCARs Course of Course

The Last American Hero
NASCARs AllStars
Southern 500
Cotton Owens 44 Whats InaWord? 45 Can I QuoteYou on That? 46 Potholes? Racing Has Em
Red Byron
Bodines Bobsleds 60 A Rare Black DayforRudd 61 The Best Trivia Question
Daytona International Speedway 63 Rick Hendrick 64 Kyles Ride 65 The RaceThat Wasnt 66 Petty RollsNorth 67 A Guiding Hand 68 Suitcase Jake ...
NotSo Strictly Stock 75 A 14Lap Victory? 76 A Ghostly Track 77 Catch HimIf You Can 78 How YoungIsToo Young? 79 Riding totheRescue 80
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About the author (2012)

Mike Hembree is a national award-winning journalist of 35 years. He authored "The Driving Force" and "Dale Earnhardt, Jr: Out of the Shadow of Greatness, """and "is currently associate editor of "NASCAR Scene.

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