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Adult/High School -Before it was the second largest spectator sport in America-and before it was a billion-dollar industry-stock-car racing was an outlaw sport populated by men who had learned to drive by moving moonshine from the country to the city, outrunning the cops. In 1947, Bill France called a meeting of drivers, owners, and mechanics, and NASCAR was born. There is no comprehensive history of the early days of NASCAR; much of it was lost because it was not recorded. The authors attempt to rectify that by gathering oral histories from 58 people who influenced the development of the sport. There are funny memories and poignant accounts of loss and struggle. This book will be popular with NASCAR fans and will introduce readers to people beyond the Pettys and the Earnhardts.-Mary Ann Harlan, Arcata High School, CACopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.