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"Then Junior Said to Jeff. . .": The Greatest NASCAR Stories Ever Told [NOOK Book]

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This collection of behind-the-scenes happenings from the history of the beloved stock car series shares stories of the great and the infamous, revealing privy insights into the drivers that fans thought they knew everything about. The book grants a glimpse into Buck Baker’s tomato juice incident, how his son Buddy Baker landed face first in the mud on an ambulance stretcher, Dale Earnhardt’s 1997 Daytona 500 rolling crash and how he famously went from ambulance to car to complete the race, Tony Stewart’s ...

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Overview

This collection of behind-the-scenes happenings from the history of the beloved stock car series shares stories of the great and the infamous, revealing privy insights into the drivers that fans thought they knew everything about. The book grants a glimpse into Buck Baker’s tomato juice incident, how his son Buddy Baker landed face first in the mud on an ambulance stretcher, Dale Earnhardt’s 1997 Daytona 500 rolling crash and how he famously went from ambulance to car to complete the race, Tony Stewart’s realization that racing was the ideal career choice, and how Jeff Gordon “misplaced” his commemorative Richard Petty money clip. Race fans with allegiance to any era of NASCAR, past or present, will feel drawn into the inner circle of the drivers after sharing in these inside stories that are worth the telling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623680473
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Series: Best Sports Stories Ever Told
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 445,228
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jim McLaurin is an award-winning NASCAR journalist for the State in South Carolina who has twice been honored with the National Motorsports Press Association George Cunningham Award, as well as with the International Hot Rod Association Media Award. He is the author of NASCAR’s Most Wanted and coauthor of Taking Stock: Life in NASCAR’s Fast Lane. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina. David Poole was a celebrated NASCAR journalist for the Charlotte Observer. He was the host of “The Morning Drive” on Sirius NASCAR radio and the author of NASCAR Essential, as well as a four-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association George Cunningham Award. Tom Gillispie is an editor, an author, and a veteran sportswriter who has covered auto racing and other sports for many years, including for the Winston-Salem Journal. He has also written for numerous motorsport publications that include Auto World Weekly, Stock Car Racing Magazine, and Speedway Illustrated. He lives in Rural Hall, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 In the Beginning… 1

Chapter 2 Curtis and Smokey and Harry and 'Em 13

Chapter 3 The Lady in Black 35

Chapter 4 A Pair from the Palmetto State 51

Chapter 5 The Fabulous Baker Boys 63

Chapter 6 The Legend of Ingle Hollow 73

Chapter 7 Strange Days Indeed 89

Chapter 8 The Family Business 119

Chapter 9 Life in Technicolor 133

Chapter 10 Gone Too Soon 147

Chapter 11 No. 3, but One of a Kind 161

Chapter 12 Modern-Day Heroes 189

Chapter 13 Wonderboy 223

Chapter 14 Young Guns 239

Sources 250

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    Posted July 15, 2013

    Love it.

    Great for kids

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