Nascar Legends

Memorable Men, Moments, and Machines in Racing History

Robert Edelstein - Author

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ISBN 9781590201848 | 320 pages | 03 Mar 2011 | Overlook | 9.25 x 6.25in | 18 - AND UP
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NASCAR Legends traces the story of stock car racing through the courageous, record-breaking drivers who made it the Number One spectator sport in America. NASCAR's 60-year history is rich with varied lore about heroic racers, incredible races, and love of family. There are profiles of true NASCAR stars: Bill France; Bobby and Davey Allison; Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; Tony Stewart; Richard, Kyle, and Adam Petty, among other legends of the speedway. TV Guide motorsports reporter Edelstein's painstaking journalistic work, combined with his encyclopedic knowledge and love of the sport, make NASCAR Legends an essential book for anyone drawn to the roaring magic of the track.

Praise for NASCAR Legends

"Robert Edelstein has written a terrific book. NASCAR Legends is a page turner that grabs you from the starting line to the checkered flag. It's a tale that will appeal not only to hard-core racing fans but also to anyone who cares about real folks struggling with life's big issues: death, defeat, ambition, family, how we make our way in the world." --Michael Hudson, author of The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--and Spawned a Global Crisis

"NASCAR Legends is a fast-paced and rowdy romp that captures the grit and roar of the track and the outsized personalities and daredevils of America's homegrown sport." --Neal Thompson, author of Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

Praise for Robert Edelstein's Full Throttle:

"[Edelsteinıs] impeccable biography . . . kicks up blissful dirt on NASCARıs juiced-up early days." --The New York Times Book Review (Front Page)

"Enormously entertaining." --Sports Illustrated

"Itıs the definitive bio of the legend Edelstein describes as Œthe wildest man of the sport.ı" --TV Guide

"May be one of the best ever racing biographies." --Daytona Beach News-Journal

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