NASCAR's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Outrageous Drivers, Wild Wrecks and Other Oddities [NOOK Book]

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Tim Flock once raced with a monkey in his car. When the 1961 Western North Carolina 500 was declared over after only 250 miles because of a deteriorating track surface, 4,000 fans held the drivers hostage. Driver Lloyd Seay was shot and killed by a cousin in a dispute over payment for a load of sugar used in their moonshining operation. One of NASCAR's earliest tracks, in Daytona, Florida, used a beach for one straightaway and a public highway ...
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NASCAR's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Outrageous Drivers, Wild Wrecks and Other Oddities

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Overview

Tim Flock once raced with a monkey in his car. When the 1961 Western North Carolina 500 was declared over after only 250 miles because of a deteriorating track surface, 4,000 fans held the drivers hostage. Driver Lloyd Seay was shot and killed by a cousin in a dispute over payment for a load of sugar used in their moonshining operation. One of NASCAR's earliest tracks, in Daytona, Florida, used a beach for one straightaway and a public highway for the other.

Containing fifty lists of the top-ten drivers, tracks, finishes, technological innovations, and so on, NASCAR's Most Wanted will inform and amuse diehard fans and newcomers to the fast-growing, always exciting world of stock car racing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612340425
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 656,707
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jim McLaurin writes about auto racing for THESTATE.COM, South Carolina's home page. He won the writer-of-the-year awards of the National Motorsports Press Association in 1993 and 1999 and of the International Hot Rod Association in 1983. He lives near Columbia, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

List of Photographs viii
Preface ix
"Wish I Hadn't Done That": Racing's biggest bonehead plays 1
Magic Time: When they put it all together 7
Turner Tales: NASCAR's original party animal 13
Real Racers: Drivers who rose above the crowd 19
Famous Comebacks: Drivers who got up off the deck 25
All in the Family: Rooting around NASCAR's roots 33
Good Sports: Their mamas would be proud 43
First Time for Everything: Had to start somewhere 49
Ten Indy-Car Drivers Who Won Winston Cup Races: Fenders, no fenders--didn't make a difference 55
Who's in Charge Here? Me.: The "Iron Fist" of NASCAR 61
They Called Him "The Intimidator": Dale Earnhardt earned his reputation 67
The Ever-Quotable NASCAR: They turned a clever phrase 75
Drivers You Either Love or Hate: No middle ground for these guys 81
Landmark Races in NASCAR History: Races that upped the bar 91
One-Race Wonders: Drivers who had their 15 minutes of fame 99
On Other Playing Fields: Drivers who excelled in other sports 105
Outside the Lines: Sometimes the track's not big enough 109
Unbreakable Records: The high-water marks of NASCAR racing 117
What Might Have Been: Drivers who drew the short straw 123
Now, That's a Ballpark!: Race arenas for the stout-hearted 131
Women Drivers: The few, the proud, the ladies of NASCAR 137
The Edge of Your Seat: Ten bright and shining moments 143
They Died with Their Boots On: They paid the ultimate price 151
On a Hot Streak: If Pete Rose were a driver... 157
Fudgin' with the Rules: If you can't outrun 'em, outsmart 'em 165
Top 10 Championship Battles: Pennant chases, NASCAR style 173
Fanatics: The ones in the cars aren't the only nuts 181
Building a Better Mousetrap: Innovations that changed the game 187
Weird at the Wire: Things don't always go according to Hoyle 193
Not Your Father's Oldsmobile: If it has four wheels, it's a race car 199
They Just Didn't Give a Damn: It's not all left turns, you know 203
Country When Country Wasn't Cool: They were NASCAR before there was a NASCAR 211
Bibliography 219
Index 223
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