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

Overview

Dale Earnhardt Sr., the intimidating driver who won seven NASCAR championships, crying? A big, bruising driver angrily slamming the hood of his race car with a pit tool? Drivers investing in a car that could cross a lake? Darrell Waltrip tossing pumpkins? Sardines in race cars? Yes, all that-and much more-is part of the storied history of NASCAR, a sport born on the dirt tracks of America and that commands interest on a national scale and in the boardrooms of major international corporations. "Then Tony Said to ...
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Overview

Dale Earnhardt Sr., the intimidating driver who won seven NASCAR championships, crying? A big, bruising driver angrily slamming the hood of his race car with a pit tool? Drivers investing in a car that could cross a lake? Darrell Waltrip tossing pumpkins? Sardines in race cars? Yes, all that-and much more-is part of the storied history of NASCAR, a sport born on the dirt tracks of America and that commands interest on a national scale and in the boardrooms of major international corporations. "Then Tony Said to Junior..." explores the interesting inner workings, the trackside humor, and the unusual moments that have been a part of NASCAR's climb to national recognition. With a competition landscape that changes weekly and with a range of personalities from good ol' Southern boys to California speed demons, the sport is rich with stories and lore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617492051
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Best Sports Stories Ever Told
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,312,020
  • File size: 863 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Hembree is a newspaper and magazine journalist and an associate editor at Street and Smith's Sports Group. He has covered auto racing for two decades and has seen more than 600 NASCAR races. He has won numerous national, regional, and state writing and reporting awards, including National First Place in Investigative Reporting from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association. He is a six-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association's Writer of the Year Award and has won the Russ Catlin Award for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism twice. In 2008 he was named the winner of the Henry McLemore Award for career achievement in motorsports journalism. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books on a variety of subjects, including five on stock-car racing. He lives in Gaffney, North Carolina. Carl Edwards is a NASCAR driver and the 2007 Busch Series champion.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    I love this book You can read it all at once or a little at a time

    This is a wonderful book for any Nascar fan, and would be a great gift too. It has a lot of laughs and cute stories in it.

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