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. Presented in an
easy-to-read decade-by-decade “Factoid Format,” this book allows you to
spend a couple of minutes or hours at a time learning about the Cars
(and Trucks), Tracks, Milestones, and Personalities 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.
About the Author
Wisconsin native John Close grew up in racing in the 1950s cheering on
his father’s jalopy stock cars four or five nights a week. John took his
love of the sport to Charlotte assuming public relations duties for
Bobby Labonte in 1994. John also managed marketing and media projects
with Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Ultra
Motorsports. His biggest thrills came at the track, though, being a
Spotter for more than 14 years and 150 NASCAR races.