Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner by Robert Edelstein | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner

Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner

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by Robert Edelstein
     
 

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Motor racing and mayhem, the non-stop pursuit of outrageous dreams, high-speed thrills, and a really good time…these are the raw materials of Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of Curtis Turner.

Curtis Turner’s life embodied everything that makes NASCAR the biggest spectator sport in American history. In gripping prose, and with full access to

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Motor racing and mayhem, the non-stop pursuit of outrageous dreams, high-speed thrills, and a really good time…these are the raw materials of Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of Curtis Turner.

Curtis Turner’s life embodied everything that makes NASCAR the biggest spectator sport in American history. In gripping prose, and with full access to the files of Turner's widow, biographer Robert Edelstein thrillingly recreates the life of this American legend. Full Throttle is the first-ever full-scale chronicle of Turner’s legendary life, from his days as a teenage moonshine runner, through his incredible comeback after four years of being banned from the NASCAR circuit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590205624
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,013,592
File size:
753 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Edelstein is the author of Full Throttle and NASCAR Generations. He is the exclusive motorsports writer for TV Guide. He lives with his family in Caldwell, New Jersey.

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Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of Nascar Legend Curtis Turner 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Crabber-1967 More than 1 year ago
Curtis Turner was one of the biggest stars of his era in NASCAR. Turner's autobiography "Timber on the Moon" is long out-of-print and this book gives a full look at Turner's life and times. I attended the first race ever at Rockingham NC which turned out to be Turner's last career victory; and learned a lot from this book. This book tells of his career (and life) from the beginning and tells about his colorful career as a timber dealer as well as his racing and life on and off the track with fellow Virginian and great friend Joe Weatherly. This book is a necessary read for those who are new to the sport of stock car racing, as well as those of us who are long-time fans. I also believe that this book will be of interest to anyone interested in this important part of the post-World War II South; and why stock car racing became THE sport of the South.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read for race fans. Offers some insight into some of the aspects of Turner's life in racing that many don't know. i.e. building the Charlotte racetrack and the circumstances behind his ban for promoting a driver's union.