336 pages, 361 B&W photographs
"The Beginning" traces the formative days of NASCAR when the competitors were an outlandish cast of characters with a sense for adventure. It was a circus of carefree performers who were neither stylized or synchronized, but the collection of odd balls at center stage commenced the theatre of NASCAR Winston Cup racing, which opened for a long run....Read why NASCAR did not originally want to sanction Darlington's inaugural Southern 500...And take a ride with Richard Petty as he drives in his first race.
320 Pages, 253 B&W photos
Buckle up for an exhilarating trip through "The Superspeedway Boom" -- a progressive era when big tracks were built in Daytona, Charlotte, Atlanta and California...Follow the tense moments when Curtis Turner and the Teamsters Union attempted to organize the drivers -- and how the powerful union was defeated by NASCAR's heirachy...Re-live the spirited duels between Junior Johnson and Fred Lorenzen in 1963 as the Ford and Chevy battle reached epic proportions...Experience Richard Petty's first big league win.
368 Pages, 336 B&W photos
Experience the turbulent years and the infamous boycotts of Chrysler (1965) and
Ford (1966) with General Motors on the sidelines...Share the joy as Curtis Turner makes a triumphant return at Rockingham after four years in exile...Witness the crowning of the "King of Stock Car Racing" when Richard Petty wins an incredible 10 NASCAR races in a row...Here's your ticket into the restricted NASCAR garage area and learn why the drivers boycotted the inaugural Talladega 500 in 1969.
688 Pages, 890 photos (41 in full color)
Feel the thunder as Bobby Allison and Richard Petty engaged in their famous feud in the fall of 1972...Be ushered into victory lane with David Pearson as he wins 11 of 18 starts in 1973...Enjoy your top row seat as newcomers Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt reel off multiple NASCAR Winston Cup championships...Share the thrill of Richard Petty's 200th career win before the President...Ride with Bill Elliott as he captures the Winston Million in 1985 by winning a record 11 superspeedway races.
"Forty Plus Four" 1990-1993
336 Pages, 408 photos (119 in Color, 289 B&W)
The first supplement to the "Forty Years of Stock Car Racing" series details the years 1990-1993....Relive all the excitement and drama of the progressive years of NASCAR....from Dale Earnhardt's dominance to Alan Kulwicki's upset of ages in the 1992 Winston Cup championship chase.....And feel the loss of beloved heroes Kulwicki, Davey Allison and J.D. McDuffie.
190 Pages - 310 photographs
A deluxe Hardbound edition that features the Real Racers from NASCAR's most dynamic and exciting era. These hard-boiled speed merchants were wild characters with charming charisma. Their entertaining exploits of speed have been captured within these pages. A classic collection of photographs and entertaining stories grace this book......Authentic NASCAR Winston Cup records which will likely live forever are documented......A special colorful chapter featuring the fabulous winged Plymouth SuperBirds and Dodge Daytonas......a detailed account of the 1948 NASCAR season with results and nostalgic photographs.
Now residing in Surfside Beach, S.C., Charlotte, N.C. native Greg Fielden is regarded as one of the premier historians of NASCAR stock car racing. He has spent his entire adulthood documenting the early years of America's most exciting sport.
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