The Daytona 500: The Great American Race
Every February at Daytona Beach, the drama is palpable: tens of thousands of racing fans gather, the media converge, and the stock car teams tune up their engines and test out their vehicles on the biggest super-speedway of its day. Feel that excitement any time of the year by just opening this large volume packed with more than 175 archival and contemporary photos of racing's most thrilling occasion. NASCAR expert Duane Falk provides a complete history of the classic, from the Grand National era to the most recent heart-pounding face-offs, detailing Daytona's evolution from semi-amateur beach race to corporate sponsored gold mine. Filled with details of each race, and featuring extensive appendices that include yearly winners, all-time track records, and much more, this is the ultimate tribute to one of the world's most popular sporting events.
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