100 Things NASCAR Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Triumph Books, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 259 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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Fantastic book! Clear, yet detailed chapters, perfect for learning, or refreshing your mind, on NASCAR history and venues. I would highly recommend it!!!

Contents

1 Richard Petty
1
2 1979 Daytona 500
5
SmokeFilled Room Part One
9
SmokeFilled Room Part Two
12
5 Dale Earnhardt Sr
14
6 David Pearson
21
A Guiding Hand an Iron Fist
24
8 Cale Yarborough
30
53 Wood Brothers
148
54 The 50 Club
152
A Strange Rivalry
153
The First SuperTeam Owner
156
57 Race DayA Long Day
157
58 Staying on CourseNASCARs Course of Course
159
59 Bodines Bobsleds
161
60 A Rare Black Day for Rudd
164

9 1976 Daytona 500
34
10 Night Time Right Time
36
11 On the Wing
38
12 Jeff Gordon
40
13 Dale Earnhardt Jr
45
That Other Dale
48
15 Jimmie Johnson
49
16 A Call to the Hall
54
17 Herb Thomas
55
18 Martinsville Speedway
57
19 Five That Race the Heart
60
A True American Hero
61
21 Wendell Scott
66
22 Hot Dog
68
23 1992 Hooters 500
71
24 Bill France Jr
74
25 Darlington Raceway
77
26 Lost Tracks
80
27 Junior Johnson
82
28 Tall Tales from Talladega
86
29 Darrell Waltrip
88
30 Raymond Parks
91
31 The First Race
93
32 Bobby Allison
97
33 Curtis Turner
103
34 Carl Edwards
105
35 The Dale Trail
110
36 Fireball Roberts
111
37 Are Drivers Intimidated?
114
38 On The Beach
116
39 One Very Hot Night
118
The Last American Hero
120
41 NASCARs AllStars
122
42 Southern 500
124
43 Cotton Owens
128
44 Whats In a Word?
131
45 Can I Quote You On That?
133
46 Potholes? Racing Has Em Too
136
47 Red Byron
138
48 Riverside RIP
141
49 A Place of Honor
142
50 Smokey Yunick
143
51 Richard Childress
144
52 A Running Finish
147
61 The Best Trivia Question
165
62 Daytona International Speedway
166
63 Rick Hendrick
169
64 Kyles Ride
171
65 The Race That Wasnt
174
66 Petty Rolls North
178
67 A Guiding Hand
180
68 Suitcase Jake
181
69 The Very Big Ones
183
70 Rocky Mountain High
187
71 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
190
72 Monumental Undertakings
192
73 Some HardEarned Publicity
194
74 Not So Strictly Stock
196
75 A 14Lap Victory?
200
76 A Ghostly Track
203
77 Catch Him If You Can
206
78 How Young Is Too Young?
207
79 Riding to the Rescue
211
80 When a Winners Not a Winner
212
81 Mark Martin
215
82 Getting Technical
219
83 Whats In a Name?
220
84 A Golden Voice
221
85 A Mountaintop Experience
224
86 Yes There Is a Real Duck
225
87 The Longest Day
226
88 You Gotta Be Tough
229
89 Be All ATwitter
230
90 Death Rides Along
231
91 Kevin Harvick
233
92 Pitting For Film
236
93 Earnhardts Death Sparks Safety Advances
239
94 The Ultimate Red Flag
243
95 Sin City or Race City?
244
96 Matt Kenseth
246
97 The Streak
250
98 Smorgasbord of Speed
252
99 A Million Reasons to Win
254
100 A Shorts Subject
255
Epilogue
257
Bibliography
259
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About the author (2012)

Mike Hembree has covered auto racing for two decades and seen more than 600 NASCAR races. He has been named writer of the year three times by the National Motorsports Press Association. He lives in Gaffney, South Carolina.

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