The Last Lap: The Life and Times of NASCAR's Legendary Heroes

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Wiley, Oct 29, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 464 pages
Stock car racing is not only the most popular sport in the country, but it's also among the most dangerous, as well. Traveling at speeds of over 200 miles per hour, drivers risk their lives every time they take the wheel. To be competitive, drivers must feel invincible. The best of them did, and lived life -- on the racetrack -- to the fullest. Their zest for life and for racing is celebrated in this powerful book.

In The Last Lap, updated edition, best-selling author Peter Golenbock talks to racers past and present, crewmembers, and families of the legendary drivers who have passed on give us behind-the-scenes stories of NASCAR's unique heroes. Among those sharing their stories are racing legends David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Tim Flock, Marvin Panch, thefamilies of the late Curtis Turner, the Myers brothers, Tiny Lund, Bobby Isaac, Alan Kulwicki, and Davey and Clifford Allison.

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About the author (2001)

PETER GOLENBOCK is the bestselling author of American Zoom; Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964; and many other popular sports books, including Balls, Bums, Personal Fouls, Fenway, Wrigleyville, and Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes. He is co-editor of The Stock Car Encyclopedia.

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