Synopses & Reviews
East Tennessee isnâ??t typically mentioned amongstock car racingâ??s formative hotbeds. But the region from Bristol to Oneida andChattanooga encapsulates a significant portion of the sportâ??s history. Frompioneers like Brownie King and Paul Lewis of Johnson City to former nationalchampions Joe Lee Johnson of Chattanooga and L.D. Ottinger of Newport, EastTennessee has produced many of NASCARâ??s great drivers. The region is home toone of the worldâ??s largest sports stadiums in the Bristol Motor Speedway, butNASCAR also made regular visits to other area tracks. Whether the surface isred clay, asphalt or brushed concrete, East Tennessee still boasts some of theworldâ??s fastest, most competitive racing. Join author and racing insider DavidMcGee as he presents a vast array of colorful characters whose passion fueled asport that has gone from primitive to prime time.