Books tagged: stock car racing

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Pretty Don't Win -- A Very Short Story of Minnesota Dirt Track Racing in the 50s
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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Young college freshman learn the dangers of untrained stockcar racing in the early 50s.
Around the Turn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
Race cars careening around yet another turn seem common-place today, but the sport had to maneuver around some daunting roadblocks just to get to the start-finish line and faces more in the future. In Around the Turn, NASCAR historian Bill Lazarus documents NASCAR’s greatest triumphs, and some of its more bizarre moments, as it seeks a wider and audience amid rising costs and growing competition.
Dick Hutcherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Dick Hutcherson's specialty was dirt track racing. He got his first experience on the short tracks in the midwest before joining the NASCAR circuit in 1964. Hutcherson won the 1967 Dixie 500 and was among the top money winners in the three years that he raced in the Grand National division. He retired in 1968 to take a management job with Holman-Moody. He later went into business for himself.
Marshall Teague
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Marshall Teague was killed at Daytona International Motor Speedway in 1959 while testing an Indy type car built in Terre Haute, Indiana. NASCAR President Bill France used Teague's trial run to gain publicity. The car began veering, crashed and broke in pieces that scattered as far apart as five football fields. Teague was clocked as fast as 160 on the last lap he completed before he crashed.
Glenn Fireball Roberts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Glenn Fireball Roberts was a frequent winner of stock car races and one of NASCAR's early heroes. He was voted most popular driver in the late 1950s by fans and was a good interview for reporters. His life ended after he was burned in a stock car race at Charlotte in 1964. My book reveals why it was easier for Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett to survive the wreck than it was for Fireball Roberts.
Fred Lorenzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
My e-book was researched from Associated Press clippings of races that Fred Lorenzen competed in during the 1960s. Lorenzen, from Elmhurst, Illinois, was a different type of driver than the good ol boys on the NASCAR circuit. Racing weighed on his nerves and he later retired because of an ulcer. His dominance of supers speedway races was phenomenal. He retired in 1967 and became a crew chief.
Dewayne Tiny Lund
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Tiny Lund was most successful as a driver in NASCAR's Grand American Series. He won 41 races overall as a driver in this division. In four different years Tiny won the Grand American Series overall title. His Grand National Division cars were largely underfunded although he drove for some elite owners like Bud Moore, Buck Baker and Lee Petty. Lund was killed tragically in a 1975 race at Talladega.
Alfred Speedy Thompson NASCAR Legend
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Speedy Thompson ran a successful family business called Monroe Welding in Union County, NC. Like his father and brother he chose race cars as his profession and raced in the modified and sportsman classes before going into Grand National NASCAR racing in 1950. My e-book was written largely from newspaper clippings that bring readers first hand accounts of vintage stock car races in the 1950s.
The Improbable Legend of Lucy George
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,080. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Lucy George thought she was the luckiest girl alive. At 17, she was chosen by accident to become Daria Tuff's racing double, making Daria win a lot. However, Daria's a drama queen and now that she's in college, Lucy's had enough. It doesn't help that the NSA wants to recruit Lucy, or that her dad's loan shark wants to kidnap her for collateral. Luck has run out for Lucky Lucy…or has it?
The LASTCAR Track Guide
Series: LASTCAR, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 31,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports statistics
LASTCAR.info’s Brock Beard presents a NASCAR track guide unlike any other - a track-by-track breakdown of the last-place finishers at each speedway on the current Cup Series circuit, the exhibition races, and some tracks no longer on the schedule! If you’ve ever wanted to know who had the most last-place finishes at Daytona or Riverside International Raceway, this is the book for you!