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The Indy Car wars : the 30-year fight for control of American open-whell racing

Author: Sigur E Whitaker
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As cars became more sophisticated, the cost of supporting a team had skyrocketed. In an effort to increase purses paid by racing promoters and win lucrative TV contracts, a group of owners formed Championship Auto Racing Teams in 1978. This book details the fight over control of Champ Car racing before reunification in 2008"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sigur E Whitaker
ISBN: 9781476619804 1476619808
OCLC Number: 926914971
Description: 1 online resource (v, 223 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: CART Is Born --
CART Goes Racing --
An Attempt at Reconciliation --
The Short-Lived Championship Racing League --
The Truce --
A New Era Begins --
Armageddon --
A New Normal --
CART Implodes --
"Phoenix Rising" --
Reunification --
Putting Open-Wheel Racing Together --
Turmoil at the Brickyard --
A New Start --
Riding the Bucking Bull.
Responsibility: Sigur E. Whitaker.

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"As cars became more sophisticated, the cost of supporting a team had skyrocketed. In an effort to increase purses paid by racing promoters and win lucrative TV contracts, a group of owners formed Championship Auto Racing Teams in 1978. This book details the fight over control of Champ Car racing before reunification in 2008"--

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"an incredibly detailed, well told and riveting story...entertaining and never told before stories...incredible story of how open wheel racing mad NASCARs ascendency easier. A must read"--Victory Read more...

 
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