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Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock-Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR

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Starting a NASCAR team is hard work. Starting a NASCAR team as an African American is even harder. These are just a few of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing program. Fueled by more than the desire to win, Miller made it his goal to create opportunities for black drivers in the vastly white, Southern world of NASCAR. Racing While Black chronicles the travails of selling marketing plans to skeptics and scraping by on the thinnest of budgets, as well as the triumphs of speeding to victory and changing the way racing fans view skin color. With his father—former drag racer and longtime team owner Leonard W. Miller—along for the ride, Miller journeys from the short tracks of the Carolinas to the boardrooms of the "Big Three" automakers to find out that his toughest race may be winning over the human race.

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The story of a pioneering African American NASCAR team fighting to open up the sport.

About the Author

Leonard T. Miller is a second-generation African-American auto racing team owner. He has fielded teams in NASCAR and open-wheel racing. Andrew Simon is a senior editor at ESPN The Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, VIBE and Complex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228968
Author:
Miller, Leonard T.
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
With:
Simon, Andrew
Author:
Shropshire, Kenneth L.
Author:
Simon, Andrew
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
Automobile racing drivers -- United States.
Subject:
African American automobile racing drivers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Automotive-Racing
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.5 oz

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