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In andlt;Iandgt;The Wildest Ride,andlt;/Iandgt; Joe Menzer gives us a timely, comprehensive look at the dramatic, rollicking history of stock-car racing in America, exploring both its inauspicious bootlegging beginnings and the billion-dollar industry that it has become. Menzer straps the reader into the driver's seat for a run through NASCAR's history, revealing the sport's remarkable rise from rogue outfit to corporate darling. Menzer also profiles the many superstar drivers who have dominated the sport, men as unpredictable as they are fearless, including "The Intimidator," Dale Earnhardt, whose ferocious driving made him NASCAR's signature personality — and whose tragic death at the 2001 Daytona 500 was mourned by millions. andlt;BRandgt; Menzer expertly maneuvers through the tight corners and wide-open straightaways of NASCAR's history, examining the circuit's attempt to distance itself from its "redneck racin'" past without compromising its country roots. Simultaneously rowdy and insightful, andlt;Iandgt;The Wildest Rideandlt;/Iandgt; is a thorough and unfailingly honest account of NASCAR's amazing rise to prominence and a sweeping account of a uniquely American phenomenon.

Synopsis:

In "The Wildest Ride, " sportswriter Joe Menzer, who lives in the heart of racing country, takes readers on a colorful, fact-filled spin through NASCAR's incredible 50-year run. of photos.

About the Author

Joe Menzer is a sportswriter for The Winston-Salem Journal. His articles have appeared in The Sporting News, Inside Sports, Hoop Magazine, and Basketball Weekly. He is the author of Four Corners: How UNC, N.C. State, Duke, and Wake Forest Made North Carolina the Center of the Basketball Universe. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Foreword andlt;BRandgt;andlt;ol type="1" start="1"andgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Wrigley Field andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Modest Beginnings andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;"Bootleggers and a Bunch o' Fools" andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Fireball and Daytona andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Survival of the Fittest andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;"My God! Help Me! I'm on Fire!" andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;A White Man's World andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;France vs. Petty andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Junior to the Rescue andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;"The Bitch Hit Me!" andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Jaws, the Intimidator and Million-Dollar Bill andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Family Secrets andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Wonder Boy and the Good Ol' Boys andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Triumphs and Tragedies andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/olandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bibliographyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743226257
Author:
Menzer, Joe
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
Stock car racing
Subject:
NASCAR (Association) -- History.
Subject:
Stock car racing -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Automotive-Racing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Touchstone Books
Series Volume:
01-4104
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16pp bw insert
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.21 oz

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