Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All

Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All

NOOK Book(eBook)

$14.49 $25.00 Save 42% Current price is $14.49, Original price is $25. You Save 42%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All by Humpy Wheeler, Peter Golenbock


In 1949, when Humpy Wheeler was 11, he attended the very first NASCAR race. For the next ten years, he spent as much time in the pits as he could, and came to know many of the sport’s pioneers.  Eventually, Wheeler began promoting races at Carolina tracks such as Concord Speedway, Robinwood Speedway, and Starlight Speedway. Racing was so rough back then he kept a gun by his side when he paid the purse, and often used his fists to keep order. By the time Wheeler retired in 2008, he had helped NASCAR become the six-billion-dollar-a-year industry it is today. Filled with photographs from Wheeler's personal archives, Growing up NASCAR presents the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR from the consumate insider.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610600392
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,043,375
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

In 1947, when Humpy Wheeler was nine years old, he put his thumb out on Highway 29 and hitched a ride to the Charlotte Speedway. Since then, Humpy has held just about every job there is in NASCAR. The consummate promoter, Humpy invented the pre-race show.

Peter Golenbock has been writing books about sports since 1975. Some of his best sellers are Dynasty, The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle), Number 1 (with Billy Martin), and Balls (with Greg Nettles.) He has also written a series of NASCAR histories including American Zoom, The Last Lap, and NASCAR Confidential.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews