1001 NASCAR Facts: Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities

1001 NASCAR Facts: Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities

by John Close

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Overview

"Uncover rare NASCAR history with this 1001 Facts series book that spans decades from the sanctioning body's earliest races to today's modern events at mega-race stadiums across the country.

Presented in an easy-to-read decade-by-decade fact format, author John Close allows you to spend a couple of minutes or hours at a time learning about the cars (and trucks), personalities, tracks, and milestones of NASCAR, America's most popular and attended form of motorsports. Close, a longtime NASCAR journalist, author, team member, and race-day spotter, also includes dozens of rare and informative photos that take you from the famed ""Beach Course"" at Daytona to the high banks of today's NASCAR tracks.

For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized Stock Car Racing in the United States. During that time, the sport has grown from a Southern, regional series to a global brand with its races telecast in more than 100 countries around the world.

A must read for any NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, and American motorsports fan, this book will provide hours of interesting entertainment."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613253106
Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 275,703
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Wisconsin native John Close grew up in racing in the 1950s cheering on his father’s jalopy stock cars four or five nights a week. John took his love of the sport to Charlotte assuming public relations duties for Bobby Labonte in 1994. John also managed marketing and media projects with Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Ultra Motorsports. His biggest thrills came at the track, though, being a Spotter for more than 14 years and 150 NASCAR races.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: BNR: Before NASCAR Ruled
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 2: The 1940s: Let’s Get Organized
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 3: The 1950s: Sandbanks To Highbanks
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 4: The 1960s: Growing the Brand
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 5: The 1970s: Birth of the Modern Era
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 6: The 1980s: Million Dollar Moments
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 7: The 1990s: America’s Motorsports Pastime
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 8: The 2000s: Changing Times, the New Millennium
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones

Chapter 9: The 2010s: Racing for Relevancy
Cars
Tracks
Pit Pass
Milestones
Postscript

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