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Gold Thunder: Autobiography of a NASCAR Champion
     

Gold Thunder: Autobiography of a NASCAR Champion

by Rex White, Anne B. Jones
 

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Chevrolet fans were wishing for a hero and Rex White made their dreams come true. He took on big muscle cars and eventually won both the 1960 Winston Cup Championship and the Driver of the Year title and was selected as one of NASCAR’s Top Fifty Driving Champions. This autobiography is the story of his struggle. Set against the rough and tumble days of early

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Chevrolet fans were wishing for a hero and Rex White made their dreams come true. He took on big muscle cars and eventually won both the 1960 Winston Cup Championship and the Driver of the Year title and was selected as one of NASCAR’s Top Fifty Driving Champions. This autobiography is the story of his struggle. Set against the rough and tumble days of early racing history, it gives insight into the sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic experiences of motor sports pioneers. The autobiography also contains information gained through interviews with other racing professionals, including personal stories from NASCAR greats Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett. The book is well illustrated.

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“a terrific read”—Old Cars Weekly; “interesting...well-illustrated...filled with fun...highly recommend...congratulations on a great book that both teaches and entertains”—Autos; “a treasure...loaded with reminiscences”—Now & Then; “terrific read”—Old Autos; “few early Chevy drivers had as much success on the track as Rex White”—Christian MotorSports Illustrated; “From 1959 through 1963 Rex White won more races than any other driver, and he competed among the best—Lee and Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Joe Weatherly, Curtis Turner and Buck Baker. He was Chevrolet’s best driver in the early sixties and one of the most consistent drivers ever. If Richard Petty is the Babe Ruth of stock car racing, then Rex White is Joe DiMaggio.”—Doug Allan, Motorsport America
Now & Then
a treasure...loaded with reminiscences
Old Cars Weekly
a terrific read
Autos
interesting...well-illustrated...filled with fun...highly recommend...congratulations on a great book that both teaches and entertains

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786471751
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Rex White makes numerous NASCAR–related appearances today and has appeared in recent radio, newspaper, and television interviews, as well as national motorsports magazines. Writer Anne B. Jones lives in Jackson, Georgia. Her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.

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