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Top Ten NASCAR Books

To ease your Holiday shopping needs, here are our top ten selections for NASCAR related books. If nothing here grabs your fancy, use the search box at the bottom. When you're done here, see our other Top Ten Shopping Lists.

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50 First Victories Book
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50 First Victories
by Al Pearce and Mike Hembree
Chronicles the journey of NASCAR’s best as they drive their way to that landmark first victory. You’ll read about Richard Petty at Charlotte, Dale Earnhardt Sr. at Bristol, Jimmie Johnson at Fontana, Chase Elliott at Watkins Glen, and more. Hardbound, 6 x 9 inches, 244 pages.
Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing Book
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Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing
by Kyle Petty and Ellis Henican
Stock-car racing star, country singer, and sports broadcaster Kyle Petty shares his familial legacy, intertwined with NASCAR’s founding and history, in Swerve or Diewritten with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellis Henican, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of In the Blink of an Eye. Hardbound, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 288 pages.
One More Lap: Jimmie Johnson and the #48 Book
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One More Lap: Jimmie Johnson and the #48
by Jimmie Johnson and Ivan Shaw
In the storied history of NASCAR auto racing, American race-car driver Jimmie Johnson is one of the most accomplished and decorated professional athletes of his era and the only race-car driver ever to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. His historic seven NASCAR Cup Series championship titles are shared with NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as the most of all time. Hardbound, 9-1/3 x 11-3/4 inches, 272 pages.
In the Red Book
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In the Red: The 2001 Season with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
by Jade Gurss
Dale Earnhardt’s death is the most prominent moment in NASCAR history, and millions of people around the world know about the tragedy on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. But, only a handful of people know what went on behind the scenes before and after that horrible crash. Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 304 pages.
A Little Bit Sideways Book
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A Little Bit Sideways: Battling Giants in NASCAR's Golden Age
by Scott Huler
Spend a tumultuous week behind the scenes with Kenny Wallace and the Square D team as their independently funded team fights to compete with the best of the best in the 1990s, the golden era of NASCAR racing. This rambunctious tour takes you into the driver’s seat, the cocktail parties, the race shop, the broadcast booth, and beyond, providing a look at the sport during the height of NASCAR popularity. Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 316 pages.
I Was A NASCAR Redneck Book
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I Was A NASCAR Redneck
by Will Cronkrite
Recollections of the transformation of a Yankee farm boy to a Southern redneck in the Golden Era of NASCAR and beyond. In this surprisingly candid memoir, Cronkrite opens up the shop door to his life and invites you in with fast-paced and often humorous tales that take you from NASCAR to Hollywood and back, with countless adventures in between. Softbound, 611 pages, 145 photos.
The Soul of a Modified Book
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The Soul of a Modified: Lenny Boehler's Ole Blue
by Lew Boyd
Operating out of an old farm near Cape Cod, Lenny Boehler, an understated personality with overstated aptitude and a twinkle in his eye, seemed to communicate with his race car as effectively as with people. And curiously, “Ole Blue” seemed to respond. Together they motored a million miles on a treacherous road, compiling hundreds of victories at speedways up and down the East Coast over four decades. Softbound, 216 pages, 200 b&w and color photos.
The Fifty Greatest Drivers of Stafford Motor Speedway Book
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The Fifty Greatest Drivers of Stafford Motor Speedway
by Phil Smith
The Stafford Motor Speedway had become the epicenter of NASCAR Modified racing in the northeast by the late 1980’s. From its dirt beginnings to its lightning fast asphalt, Stafford had become the toughest and most gratifying track to score a victory. The Arute family which has owned and guided the destiny of the facility commissioned their thousands of loyal fans to name their favorite drivers. Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 166 pages.
If Only Walls Could Talk Book
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If Only Walls Could Talk: The History, Heroes, Adventures, and Tragedies within the Quarter-mile Walls of the Warsaw Speedway
by Kim Gregory-Baney
Along the north shores of beautiful Winona Lake, in Warsaw, Indiana sat the home of one of the most scenic and beloved quarter-mile dirt tracks in the United States. From its inception in 1949 with the introduction of midget hot rods and jalopies to the powerful winged sprints, hobby stocks and street stocks racing during that last summer in 1990. Hardbound, 7 x 10 inches, 498 pages.
NASCAR: Trivia Quiz Book
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NASCAR: Trivia Quiz Book
by Nathan Floryshak
Whose 2nd career win occurred in 1990? I broke away from my IndyCar schedule to win seven NASCAR Winston Cup races. Who am I? What date was Dale Earnhardt Jr born? Amaze your friends and family with all things related to the NASCAR. There are 500+ questions sure to riddle even the most die hard fan. Ready to take the challenge? Softbound, 6 x 9 inches, 80 pages.

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