The Last Lap: The Life and Times of NASCAR's Legendary Heroes

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In The Last Lap, Updated, bestselling author Peter Golenbock unveils the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of NASCAR's unique and colorful real-life heroes. This compelling revision includes three all-new chapters on the legendary Dale Earnhardt -- including poignant, personal reminiscences from his crew chief, Andy Petree; his engine builder, Lou LaRosa; his gas man, Danny "Chocolate" Myers; the President of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Humpy Wheeler; NASCAR TV commentator Eli Gold; and long-time Earnhardt ...
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In The Last Lap, Updated, bestselling author Peter Golenbock unveils the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of NASCAR's unique and colorful real-life heroes. This compelling revision includes three all-new chapters on the legendary Dale Earnhardt -- including poignant, personal reminiscences from his crew chief, Andy Petree; his engine builder, Lou LaRosa; his gas man, Danny "Chocolate" Myers; the President of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Humpy Wheeler; NASCAR TV commentator Eli Gold; and long-time Earnhardt friend and Head Librarian of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Betty Carlan; as well as others who knew him well. In addition, the book features new color photographs of Dale Earnhardt and other racing heroes as well as black-and-white photos. Whether you're a hard-core fan or brand new to the sport, you won't be able to put this book down. You'll gain unique insights into the world of racing directly from the people who made the headlines.

Among those who share their stories are racing legends David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Tim Flock, and Marvin Panch, and the families and friends of the late Curtis Turner, the Myers brothers, Tiny Lund, Bobby Issac, Alan Kulwicki, and Davey and Clifford Allison. Golenbock draws out their fascinating stories and explores the hold these men have had on everyone who has ever participated in or followed this great sport.

The Last Lap, Updated pays tribute to Dale Earnhardt and other racing legends who made the sport great, some of whom are no longer around to share in its glory. Vibrant and daring, these formative figures in the history of stock car racing are brought to life by these compelling stories of their exploits when they ruled the tracks of NASCAR.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028628257
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition description: PBK ED
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Golenbock
PETER GOLENBOCK is the bestselling author of American Zoom; Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964; and many other popular sports books, including Balls, Bums, Personal Fouls, Fenway, Wrigleyville, and Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes. He is co-editor of The Stock Car Encyclopedia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
1 Bob Latford: In the Beginning
2 Slick Owens: In the Land of Cotton
3 Tim Flock: The Last of the Wild Bunch
4 Ralph Moody: Curtis and Lil' Joe
5 Max Muhlmann: More Curtis and Lil' Joe
6 Maurice Petty: The Perfectionist
7 Tim Flock: Carl Kiekhaefer
8 Danny "Chocolate" Myers: The Death of the Myers Brothers
9 Tom Pistone: The "Converted Yankee"
10 Ralph Moody: Fred Lorenzen
11 Paul "Little Bud" Moore: Rough-Tough Characters
12 Buddy Baker: Buck's Boy
13 Marvin Panch: Escape from a Fiery Death
14 Bob Latford: Crash and Burn
15 Ralph Moody: Death Wholesale
16 Max Muhlmann: The Death of Fireball Roberts
17 Bob Latford: Ned and Junior
18 David Pearson: The Reluctant Champion
19 Paul "Little Bud" Moore: The Demise of Dirt
20 Bob Latford: A Small Band of Gypsies
21 Maurice Petty: Life with Richard
22 David Pearson: Moments Great and Not So Good
23 "Suitcase" Jake Elder: One Great Chassis Man
24 Slick Owens: Holman and Moody's Demise
25 Buddy Baker: He Broke the 200 MPH Barrier
26 Tim Flock: Curtis Turner's Losing Gambit
27 Curtis Turner: The Day the Music Died
28 Bunny Turner: "Sweet Thang"
29 Lou LaRosa: Brooklyn Meets Robert Gee
30 Buddy Baker: Troubles on the Last Lap
31 Wanda Lund: They Were All Crazy
32 Tommy Johnson: The Travails of Harry Hyde
33 Buddy Baker: Records at Breakneck Speed
34 Lou LaRosa: The Emergence of Dale Earnhardt
35 Tommy Johnson: Harry Hyde and Tim Richmond
36 Lou LaRosa: Cale and More About Dale
37 Danny "Chocolate" Myers: Memories of Richard Childress
38 Tommy Johnson: The Death of Harry Hyde
39 Paul Andrews: The Death of Alan Kulwicki
40 "Suitcase" Jake Elder: Disturbing Memories
41 Liz Allison: The Deaths of Clifford and Davey
42 Lou LaRosa: A Racer's Sad Good-bye
43 Buddy Baker: He (and the Sport) Survives and Flourishes
44 Andy Petree: Bigger than Life
45 Dale Earnhardt: The Man in Black
46 Dale Earnhardt: Black Sunday
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    The Last Lap is asome

    This is a must read for NASCAR fans.

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