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NASCAR 75 Years

by Hembree, Crandall, Pearce and Creed Code: 61846 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 19/03/2023 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day Price: AU $85.00

Explore the thrilling illustrated story of NASCAR stock car racing in America with this stunning celebration filled with evocative photography, legendary drivers, and a decade-by-decade history.

NASCAR 75 Years captures the greatest moments throughout the decades: from the beaches of Daytona to the jaw-clenching competition, the mind-bending technology, the triumphs, the teamwork, and the high-speed thrills. Large-format photography from throughout NASCAR history brings it all to life alongside narratives written by a roster of veteran NASCAR reporters and historians.

Follow NASCARs growth from a small, innovative family business to a leader in sports entertainmentwitnessed each week by millions in person and on national television. The authors show the evolution of the vehicles-from modified family sedans to 700-horsepower race-built behemoths, all the way through the "Next Gen" cars that debuted in 2022-and celebrate the drivers who have piloted them around tracks like Daytona, Talladega, Darlington, Las Vegas, and more -legendary heroes with names including Flock, Weatherly, Petty, Allison, Yarbrough, Earnhardt, Waltrip, Gordon, Stewart, Johnson, Busch, all battling wheel to wheel, week after week, across the United States.

This beautifully designed and extensively illustrated book provides the ultimate history of the legendary series, celebrating the drivers, crew chiefs, pit crews, owners, and tracks, from the earliest days on Floridas beaches right through to todays superspeedways, short tracks, and road courses. Compiled by authors with a passion for motorsport, NASCAR 75 Years is a volume no fan can be without.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Publication date: 19/03/2023
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 1500 g
Dimensions: 270.00mm X 235.00mm
Code: 61846

The 1940s and 1950s Hot Wheels and Dirt Tracks
The 1960s Racing into the Superspeedway Era
The 1970s Shifting into High Gear
The 1980s Reaching the Threshold of Speed
The 1990s Earnhardt and Gordon Drive the Sport Forward
The 2000s A New and Dark Millennium
The 2010s Quintessential NASCAR
The 2020s and Beyond Next (Gen)eration

About the Writers
Image Credits

Mike Hembree has written about motorsports for four decades and is the author of fourteen books, including 100 Things NASCAR Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. He has won numerous awards, including the American Motorsports Media Award of Excellence. He also is a seven-time National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year and a three-time winner of the Russ Catlin Award for motorsports journalism excellence. Hembree has covered auto racing for AutoweekUSA Today, the Greenville News, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the SPEED Channel, and NASCAR Scene. His news media career also includes coverage of the NFL, the NBA, MLB, the Olympics, and professional golf. Mike lives in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Kelly Crandall has been on the NASCAR beat full-time since 2013, and joined as chief NASCAR writer in 2017. Her work has also appeared in, NASCAR Illustrated magazine, and NBC Sports. A corporate communications graduate from Central Penn College, Crandall is a two-time George Cunningham Writer of the Year recipient from the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) and currently serves as the organizations president.

Al Pearce saw his first NASCAR race in 1966 in Daytona Beach and covered his first race in July 1969 at Dover, Delaware for the Times-Herald of Newport News, Virginia. Since then, hes covered thousands of NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, NHRA, and SCCA races for the Tribune Company (1969-2004) and Autoweek (1973-current). Pearce has authored thirteen books on racing, including Unseen Earnhardt: The Man Behind the Mask and Holman-Moody: The Legendary Race Team (with Tom Cotter). He lives in Newport News, Virginia.

Jimmy Creed was born and raised in Talladega, Alabama, and started going to the track there at an early age. As the sports editor of The Anniston Star in nearby Anniston, Alabama, he twice received Alabama Sports Writer Association Story of the Year honors for stories written about the HANS Device and Davey Allison. He is the author of Donnie Allison: As I Recall, the official biography of the famed Alabama Gang member. A 1989 graduate of the University of Alabama in journalism, he also served as the editor of Saints Digest, the official publication of the New Orleans Saints from 1992 to 1996. He currently resides in Talladega.