ESPN Ultimate Nascar: The 100 Defining Moments in Stock Car Racing History

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Think of it as a 180 mph race through racing history. To welcome NASCAR fans back to its airwaves in July 2007, ESPN will air a special, seven-hour programming extravaganza. The celebration kicks off in February with a five-month countdown of stock car racings 100 most significant moments. For diehard fans of the nations fastest growing sport, ESPN Ultimate NASCAR provides an irresistible sneak peak at the fireworks to comea turbo-charged, four-color, pedal-to-the-metal ride through sixty years of racetrack lore,...
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Think of it as a 180 mph race through racing history. To welcome NASCAR fans back to its airwaves in July 2007, ESPN will air a special, seven-hour programming extravaganza. The celebration kicks off in February with a five-month countdown of stock car racings 100 most significant moments. For diehard fans of the nations fastest growing sport, ESPN Ultimate NASCAR provides an irresistible sneak peak at the fireworks to comea turbo-charged, four-color, pedal-to-the-metal ride through sixty years of racetrack lore, featuring all of NASCARs royal familes: the Pettys, the Yarboroughs, the Allisons, the Earnhardts, and, of course, the Frances. From the sports birth in Daytona to the shocking crash that killed Dale Earnhardt, from the dirt track wizardry of Junior Johnson to the multi-billion dollar Nextel Cup showdowns of today, ESPN Ultimate NASCAR is a packed track of thrills, chills, spillsand occasional fistfightsall fueled by high octane photos and graphics.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933060255
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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A Rockingham, NorthCarolina native and son of Dave Marcis' former gas can man, Ryan McGee has covered auto racing for ESPN, ESPN The Magazine, FOXSports.com, FSN, and The Sporting News. In 2001, after seven years with ESPN, McGee joined FSN to produce Emmy-nominated Totally NASCAR.Since August 2002, he has served as Editor-in-Chief at NASCAR Images, overseeing content management for NASCAR-themed television shows, home video releases, and various live events and specials.
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Table of Contents


Foreword: Life in the Fast Lane   Rusty Wallace     11
The Birth of NASCAR Nation     14
A Day at the Beach     18
March 8, 1938
Declaration of Existence     20
December 14, 1947
Red's Run     22
February 15, 1948
Daring, Drama, Disbelief     24
June 19, 1949
Field of Dreams     26
September 4, 1950
The Final Lap     28
February 23, 1958
A Great American Race     34
February 22, 1959
Father Knows Best     36
June 14, 1959
The Roaring '60s     38
You Are Watching Live...     42
January 31, 1960
Anybody Feel a Draft?     44
February 14, 1960
Win One for the...Marvin?     46
February 24, 1963
Capturing the Flag     48
December 1, 1963
Farewell, Little Joe     50
January 19, 1964
Unleashing the Beast     52
February 23, 1964
"My God, Ned! Help Me! I'm on Fire!"     54
May 24, 1964
Welcome Home, Pops     58
July 31, 1965
Gentleman Ned's Jaunt     60
September 6, 1965
Turner Makes the Turn     62
October 31, 1965
Super Mario     64
February 26, 1967
Long Live the King     66
October 1,1967
The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of a Triple Crown Winner     68
September 1, 1969
The Stars Go Out in Talladega     70
September 14, 1969
The Modern Era     74
Don't Touch that Dial     78
February 14, 1970
Mr. 200 MPH     80
March 24, 1970
Tobacco Roadways     82
December 3, 1970
Vive Les Frances!     84
January 10, 1972
Super Tex Beats the Hex     86
February 20, 1972
Home Cookin'     88
October 21, 1973
(Un)friendly Rivalry     90
July 4, 1974
Benny's Big Day     92
February 15, 1975
Pearson in the Clutch     94
February 15, 1976
The Pinch-Hitter     98
May 27, 1978
Three for Three     100
October 22, 1978
And There's a Fight!     102
February 18, 1979
Ralph's Boy Makes Good     104
April 1, 1979
Welcome to the New Breed     106
April 8, 1979
Race Softly, Carry a Big Kick     108
November 18, 1979
Passing the Torch     110
The Gray Ghost     114
February 17, 1980
Beating the Odds     116
November 15, 1980
A Long Ride     118
February 17, 1981
1 + 1 = 3     120
August 1, 1981
Riding Shotgun      122
February 20, 1983
Sweet Revenge     124
November 20, 1983
Part-Time Romp     126
February 19, 1984
Thunder and Lightning     128
April 1, 1984
Curse? What Curse?     130
May 6, 1984
Hail to the King     132
July 4, 1984
Truly Awesome     136
February 17, 1985
Million-Dollar Bill     137
September 1, 1985
Family Way     138
February 23, 1986
Edge of the Envelope     140
April 30, 1987
Unrestricted Horror     142
May 3, 1987
The Pass in the Grass     144
May 17, 1987
Shooting Star     146
June 14, 1987
Family Outing     148
February 14, 1988
Bobby Says Good-Bye     150
June 19, 1988
I Won the Daytona 500!     152
February 19, 1989
Meet Rusty Wallace     156
May 21, 1989
Death of a Brother     156
August 13, 1989
15th Never Looked So Good     158
November 19, 1989
The Break-Through Years     160
Paging Click & Clack     164
February 18, 1990
February 25, 1990
September 22, 1991
One Hot Night     166
May 16, 1992
The King, The Kid, and the Cup     168
November 15, 1992
Father Knows Best      170
February 14, 1993
A Champ's Final Flight     172
April 1, 1993
Talladega Rumble     174
May 2, 1993
The End of the Alabama Gang     176
July 13, 1993
February 11, 1994
Another Brick in the Wall     178
August 6, 1994
Reaching the Unreachable     180
October 23, 1994
Sterling Effort     182
February 19, 1995
The Iceman Winneth     184
August 26, 1995
Ernie Earns Respect     186
October 1, 1995
The Kid Becomes the Man     188
November 12, 1995
Man...Or Superman?     190
July 26, 1996
August 9, 1996
Triple Play     192
February 16, 1997
Ernie Comes Full Circle     194
June 15, 1997
The Dale-Tona 500     196
February 15, 1998
Welcome to the Jeff Gordon Era     198
November 8, 1998
Return of the Intimidator     200
August 28, 1999
NASCAR Comes of Age     202
November 11, 1999
Full Speed Ahead     204
A Kingdom Mourns     208
May 12, 2000
See the Air, Be the Air     210
October 25, 2000
Death of a Legend     212
February 18, 2001
Fade to White     214
March 11, 2001
One for the Son     216
July 7, 2001
The Earnhardt Impact     218
August 21, 2001
October 17, 2001
The Return of the Rainbow Warrior     220
November 18, 2001
Too Touch to Tame     222
March 16, 2003
The Chase is On     224
June 19, 2003
September 13 2003
January 20, 2004
Following in Big Footprints     226
February 15, 2004
L-o-n-g Shot     228
September 11, 2004
Vindication!     230
November 21, 2004
The New Old Rivalry     232
February 20, 2005
Epilogue: A Promise Fulfilled     234
Index     238
Acknowledgments     239
Credits     240
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