He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back

Sports Illustrated writer Mark Bechtel covered NASCAR for the magazine for nearly a decade. His book tells the story of the sport’s emergence, beginning with a dramatic telecast of the Daytona 500 in February 1979. With a terrific cast of characters — Bobby and Donnie Allison, Cale Yarborough, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, A. J. Foyt — and lots of fast cars!

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