Nascar Legends: Memorable Men, Moments, and Machines in Racing History

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A book about the drivers of NASCAR, the fastest growing spectator sport in America. It's filled with the stars of the last twenty years as well as all the stars of today. NASCAR Legends covers not only ...
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A book about the drivers of NASCAR, the fastest growing spectator sport in America. It's filled with the stars of the last twenty years as well as all the stars of today. NASCAR Legends covers not only drivers' backgrounds and how they overcame adversity, but their heroics—great stories about great guys who are bigger than life.

Includes such racers as:
-Donnie, Bobby and Davey Allison
-Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
-Jeff Gordon
-Terry Labonte
-Darrell Waltrip
-Tony Stewart
-Richard, Kyle and Adam Petty

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What People Are Saying

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Praise for Robert Edelstein's Full Throttle:

"[Edelstein¦s] impeccable biography . . . kicks up blissful dirt on NASCAR's juiced-up early days." —The New York Times Book Review (Front Page)

"Enormously entertaining." —Sports Illustrated

"It¦s the definitive bio of the legend Edelstein describes as îthe wildest man of the sport.¦" —TV Guide

"May be one of the best ever racing biographies." —Daytona Beach News-Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590201848
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 697,834
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 6.32 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Edelstein is the author of Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner (named Best Motorsports Book by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association) and NASCAR Generations: The Legacy of Family in NASCAR Racing. He is the exclusive motorsports writer for TV Guide Magazine and a contributing editor at Broadcasting & Cable, and he writes frequently about sports, travel and health for several other publications. He lives with his family in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Bobby 9

Chapter 1 The First of Its Kind 19

Chapter 2 Feats of Clay 41

Chapter 3 The Sky Was the Limit 63

Chapter 4 The Evolution Will Be Televised 87

Chapter 5 Twenty-Eight 107

Chapter 6 It's Just Bristol 137

Chapter 7 Man to Man 159

Chapter 8 Father's Day 191

Chapter 9 His Greatest Move 221

Chapter 10 Adam's Way 243

Chapter 11 Pair of Aces 267

Epilogue: Bobby Allison Reclaimed 293

Acknowledgments 300

Photo Credits 303

Sources 304

Index 309

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    The best book ever

    I think this the best book ever because you learn about racing ledgends. If ou are big racing fan like I am you will like this book.

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