He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin' Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map
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He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin' Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map

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by Mark Bechtel
     
 

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FEBRUARY 18,1979. The Daytona 500. It didn't look anybody would catch Cale Yarborough or Donnie Allison, not even the great Richard Petty. Then, on the final backstretch, the bumping started. Yarborough cut low, trying to pass Allison. Allison dug in and pushed Yarborough into the infield dirt. What happened next changed everything for NASCAR —a

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FEBRUARY 18,1979. The Daytona 500. It didn't look anybody would catch Cale Yarborough or Donnie Allison, not even the great Richard Petty. Then, on the final backstretch, the bumping started. Yarborough cut low, trying to pass Allison. Allison dug in and pushed Yarborough into the infield dirt. What happened next changed everything for NASCAR —a spectacular collision, a nationally televised fistfight between two star drivers, and one of the wildest finishes in sports history.

And that was just the beginning.

He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back allows us to relive one of the roughest and rowdiest seasons in racing, before NASCAR was the big money spectacle it is today. Drawing on exclusive interviews with drivers, crew chiefs, fans, and owners, Mark Bechtel tells the extraordinary sage of the most important year in NASCAR history and the untamed origins of modern stock car racing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316034029
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)

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Mark Bechtel is a senior editor for Sports Illustrated. Previously, he covered NASCAR for the magazine. A native of Alabama, he now lives in New York City.

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He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin', Good Ol' Boys P 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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KABOOOOM great book
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SEA44 More than 1 year ago
If your a true fan of nascar like I am then this is a must read,.
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Vito Abruzzino More than 1 year ago
very good look into a time that defined a sport.
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Author Mark Bechtel has made stock car racing an incredibly interesting read, especially for those of us who are new to the NASCAR nation. I can only imagine how much a veteran enthusiast or insider would appreciate this book. I'm looking forward to seeing what he tackles next.