For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized Stock Car Racing in the United States. During that time, the sport has grown from a Southern, regional series to a global brand with its races telecast in more than 100 countries around the world.
Author John Close details the earliest races of the 20th Century that laid the groundwork for the formation of NASCAR through today's modern events at mega-race stadiums across the country.
● BNR: Before NASCAR Ruled
● The 1940s: Let’s Get Organized
● The 1950s: Sandbanks To Highbanks
● The 1960s: Growing the Brand
● The 1970s: Birth of the Modern Era
● The 1980s: Million Dollar Moments
● The 1990s: America’s Motorsports Pastime
● The 2000s: Changing Times, the New Millennium
● The 2010s: Racing for Relevancy
Presented in an easy-to-read decade-by-decade "Fact Format," this books allows you to spend a couple of minutes or hours at a time learning about the Cars (and Trucks), Personalities, Tracks, and Milestones of NASCAR, America's most popular and attended form of motorsports.
Close, a longtime NASCAR journalist, author, team member, and race-day Spotter, also includes dozens of rare and informative photos that take you from the famed "Beach Course" at Daytona to the high banks of today's NASCAR tracks.
A must read for any NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, and American Motorsports fan, the book will provide hours of interesting entertainment as it uncovers rare information and statistical anomalies.