Bowman Gray Stadium, North Carolina (Images of Sports Series)

Bowman Gray Stadium, North Carolina (Images of Sports Series)

by Richard Miller

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Bowman Gray Stadium, North Carolina (Images of Sports Series) by Richard Miller


With the sounds of engines roaring since 1949, Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR's oldest weekly race track. Named in honor of the former R.J. Reynolds CEO Bowman Gray, this quarter-mile track has been the host to many exciting racing moments. Bowman Gray Stadium showcases the rich history of many of the major racing dynasties, including members of the Petty, Earnhardt, and Allison families, and celebrates the races and traditions that have kept spectators and race fans coming week after week for over 50 years. Today, Bowman Gray Stadium's weekly racing tradition continues as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738599182
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Series: Images of Sports Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,253,724
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Richard Miller has been the chief scorer at Bowman Gray Stadium for over 10 years. He also acts as the official track historian for the "Madhouse." Images for Bowman Gray Stadium have been culled from the archives of former stadium publicist Hank Schoolfield, various racing photographers, Forsyth County's public library, and track photographer Eric Hylton.
?Part of the official NASCAR Library Collection, this nostalgic volume brings race track history to life through extraordinary vintage images. From races run on dirt and clay to the paved speedways of today, discover the historic events, colorful characters, and memorable moments from America's legendary racing venues.

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