All Around the Track: Oral Histories of Drivers, Mechanics, Officials, Owners, Journalists and Others in Motorsports Past and Present

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McFarland, Apr 25, 2007 - Transportation - 256 pages
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From authors Anne Jones and former NASCAR champion Rex White, here are oral histories of over 50 individuals from stock car and drag racing's not-so-distant past and present. Rich with original interviews and previously unpublished material, it includes drivers such as David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Bob Glidden and Hubert Platt; mechanics and builders; track crew; sportswriters; and owners such as Joe and J.D. Gibbs. Features many photographs and a foreword by Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark.
 

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Contents

Raymond Parks Beginning with Liquor Cars
9
Chris Economaki Editor and Publisher Emeritus of National Speed Sport News
14
Ed Samples Early Racing Champion
19
Frankie Schneider The Old Dutch Master
24
Julius Timothy Tim Flock Grease Monkey on His Back
29
Charlie Bagwell Good Time Charlie The Levi King
32
Gober Sosebee Georgias Wild Injun
36
T Taylor Warren Picture This
39
Charlie Glotzbach Chargin Charlie
128
Jim Bray Determined Canadian
130
David Pearson The Cunning Silver Fox
134
Ronnie Papa Sanders Master of Short Tracks
138
Morris Stephenson Pioneer Racing ReporterPromoter
142
Linda Vaughn Elegant Entrepreneur
146
Harry Gant Mr September
149
Robert Arthur Bobby Allison Leader of the Alabama Gang
153

Roby Combs Pioneer NASCAR Flagman
44
Frank Mundy Hell Driver
47
Louis Jerome Red Vogt Pioneer Master Mechanic
51
Joe and Juanita Epton A NASCAR Tradition
55
Morris Metcalfe NASCAR Scorer
59
Ray Fox Master Mechanic and Car Builder
61
Rex White FlatOut and Belly to the Ground
64
Louis and Crawford Clements Crackerjack Racing Mechanics
69
Charles Slick Owens From the Golden Glove to the Golden Lug Wrench
73
Hubert Platt Dragster Showman of the South
77
Robert Glenn Junior Johnson Win Wreck or Blow
81
Bobby and Socrates Shorty Johns Racings Premier FatherSon Team
84
Phillip Pee Wee Jones King of the Carolina Piedmont
87
Tiger Tom Pistone Racings Little Giant
89
Marvin Panch West Coast Marvel
92
Bettie Panch Racings Family Advocate
98
Benny Parsons Stormtrooper from the North
101
Everett Cotton Owens King of the Modifieds
103
Johnny Allen Addicted to Speed
108
James Hylton Standing on Principle Pursuing His Dream
113
W C Junie Donlavey Racings Angel
120
Dewayne Tiny Lund From the Cornfields to Talladega
124
Dave Marcis The Wingtip Wizard
157
Bob Glidden Dragstrip Champion
162
Bill Chubbuck Collector Wrestler Racer and Fan
165
The Rev Frank Stark Will You Win the Real Race?
169
Mike Bell Living and Breathing Racing History
175
Mike Sykes Old Timers Racing Club Founder
179
Betty Carlan First Lady of Talladega
184
Larry Jendras Maryland Racing Historian
187
Suzanne Wise Librarian Stock Car Racing Collection Archives Appalachian State University
192
Gerald Hodges Fan and Racing Reporter
195
Harlow Reynolds Sports Enthusiast Extraordinaire
199
Greg Zyla Journalist Publisher Racer and Broadcaster
202
Rick Minter Sportswriter
206
Captain Herb Emory WSB Radio Racing Talk Show Host and Traffc Reporter
211
Chris Siebert Bandolero Bandit
216
Joey Logano Fast Track to Fame
219
Joe Gibbs and JD Gibbs A Racing Legacy
222
Chris Dilbeck Young and Restless
225
The Greshams Racing Is a Family Affair
229
Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark The Other Side of the Tracks
232
Index
237
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About the author (2007)

Writer Anne B. Jones lives in Jackson, Georgia. Her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. Rex White makes numerous NASCAR-related appearances today and has appeared in recent radio, newspaper, and television interviews, as well as national motorsports magazines. They are also the authors of Gold Thunder: Autobiography of a NASCAR Champion (2005).

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