In the forty-year period between 1951 and 1991, Canadian sports car competition underwent a massive change, transforming itself from an amateur recreational pastime to a commercialized profession and from an individual sport to a spectacle for mass consumption. The Chequered Past is the story of the struggle over power and purpose within the Canadi …
Essential for drag racing fans and libraries in communities where drag strips draw crowds.
Gearheads will likely devour this book, but anyone who's ever sat behind a wheel and wondered what it would feel like to floor it will find this cinematic account difficult to put down.
Once considered the "bad boy" …
"Don't come here and grumble about going too fast. Get the hell out of the race car if you have feathers on your legs or butt."
- Dale Earnhardt Sr.
NASCAR racing is fast, furious and filled with colorful characters who have lots to say -- sometimes at the most inopportune times. Drive Like Hell celebrates the wit and wisdom of the NASCAR circui …
Formula One drivers are legendary for their speed, skill and raw courage. In this equally fast-paced book, Glenda Fordham looks back on the great tradition and personalities of Formula One racing. Read about current champion Fernando Alonso, auto racing's only Triple Crown winner Graham Hill, perennial champ Michael Schumacher, Canadian racing lege …
Triumphant victories and crashing losses are the heart of NASCAR racing. From Michael Waltrip's first win and Dale Earnhardt's tragic crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 to Richard Petty's record-setting 200th and final win at the 1984 Pepsi Firecracker 400, read about the most memorable races in NASCAR history.
Read the stories of today's most-watched drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., the third-generation champion who has become the unofficial poster boy for the sport and Bobby Labonte, who started racing when he was just five years old and followed his dream all the way to the top of the standings.
An under-the-hood look at NASCAR racing.
NASCAR attracts six million spectators annually. The televised races reach 105 million homes -- second only to NFL football in TV ratings. It has about eighty million radio listeners and their web site draws 1.5 billion hits a year.
More Fortune 500 companies sponsor NASCAR than any other sport.
NASCAR N …