The Earnhardts: A Biography

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From mid-century dirt tracks to today's super speedways, The Earnhardts: A Biography tells the remarkable story of a racing family—Dale, his father Ralph, and son Dale Jr.—whose careers span the full history of NASCAR and whose accomplishments define this unique American motorsport.

Drawing on extensive research, including interviews with friends, family, and sports writers covering the NASCAR scene, Gerry Souter follows the Earnhardts' story from Ralph's short track racing in ...

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Overview

From mid-century dirt tracks to today's super speedways, The Earnhardts: A Biography tells the remarkable story of a racing family—Dale, his father Ralph, and son Dale Jr.—whose careers span the full history of NASCAR and whose accomplishments define this unique American motorsport.

Drawing on extensive research, including interviews with friends, family, and sports writers covering the NASCAR scene, Gerry Souter follows the Earnhardts' story from Ralph's short track racing in cars he built himself to Dale's record-setting career and shocking death to Dale Jr.'s emergence as one of the sport's most popular figures today. Through the lives of the Earnhardts, and their unmatched legacy of hard work and victory, readers see American stock car racing evolve from its rural Southern roots into a nationwide phenomenon.

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"Drawing on interviews with friends, family, and sports writers, the book tells the story of how American stock car racing was born and how an American racing family won, lost, and won again to create three legends in the sport. A timeline of events and B&W photos are included. Like other books in the series, the biography is fact-filled and entertaining, written in an accessible style for high school and up."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313358401
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/2009
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 138
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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