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Real NASCAR : white lightning, red clay, and Big Bill France

Author: Daniel S Pierce
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this history of the stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR, Daniel Pierce offers a revealing new look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks through the early 1970s when the sport spread beyond its southern roots and gained national recognition. Following NASCAR founder Big Bill France from his start as a mechanic, Real NASCAR details the sport's genesis as it has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pierce, Daniel S.
Real NASCAR.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009039436
(OCoLC)441211812
Named Person: Bill France; Bill France; Bill France
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Pierce
ISBN: 9780807895726 0807895725 9781469604176 1469604175 9781469609911 1469609916
OCLC Number: 676699113
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages) : illustrations
Contents: In the beginning--
there was Bristol --
The Piedmont hell of a fellow and the origins of stock car racing --
Home-towners going at it tooth and nail : pre-World War II Piedmont stock car racing --
Rough and rowdy : Big Bill, the Atlanta Bootleggers, and the Bootlegger tracks --
A paper dream? : the creation and early years of NASCAR --
Darlington, Bamooda shorts, Jocko Flocko, and the fabulous Hudson Hornet : NASCAR Grand National, 1950-1954 --
I would have been willing to bet--
we would never have to sleep in the car again : feast and famine, NASCAR, 1955-1958 --
High stakes poker : NASCAR, 1959-1963 --
Give 'em all a shot of whiskey and drop the flag : NASCAR's danger years, 1964-1967 --
The dirt tracks are rapidly becoming a thing of the past : the end of the beginning, 1968-1972 --
Back to Bristol.
Responsibility: Daniel S. Pierce.
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Tells an unauthorized history of southern stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR. The author offers a revealing look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt  Read more...

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