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Title:
Stock cars! : America's most popular motorsport
Author:
Carollo, John, 1950-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HP Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
vi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557883087
Format :
Book

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Summary

Stock racing is America's most popular motorsport and one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world. Stock Cars! traces the sport from its humble beginning at county fairground races to the national phenomenon it is today. All forms of stock car racing from NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Grand National to the grassroots racing of ARCA, IMCA and local racing are covered in historical detail. Also included are profiles of the famous drivers, team owners and crews that have become sports legends in the last fifty years.

Stock Cars! chronicles the development of racing technology, from engines and chassis to aerodynamics and safety. Revisited in rare photographic detail are the types of stock cars raced throughout the years, including breakthrough championship and historical models. Sections on tracks and statistics complete this historical overview which is fully illustrated with hundreds of rare, action-packed photographs.


Author Notes

Bill Holder has been writing about NASCAR and Winston Cup stock car racing for over 20 years, with articles appearing in Open Wheel and Stock Car Racing . He is also an annual contributing editors for the Daytona 500 and Talledega 500 programs.