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Author: Richard Sowers
Format: Softcover, 9" by 10", 172 pages
Photos: 92 color photos
ISBN: 1-893618-14-5
Price: $24.95
Stock-Car Racing Lives Stock-Car Racing Lives
The men and women in Stock Car-Racing Lives are involved in every level of the sport and include drivers, business people, journalists, NASCAR officials, track personnel, and more. It's this tremendous cross-section of people and the fact that they're presented in their own words, talking openly and honestly about their lives in the sport, that makes this book fantastic. read more >
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In Stock Car-Racing Lives, Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte talks publicly for the first time about his critical battle with Graves' disease and how it threatened his career just as he was to begin driving for Joe Gibbs Racing; Veteran photographer T. Taylor Warren describes how he traveled to the track with drivers in their race cars in the "strictly stock" days and needed to find an alternate ride home if the driver crashed during the race; Jane Hogan explains how, after her marriage ended, her catering business began and she found an extended family in NASCAR; souvenir sales pioneer Hank Jones relates how etching sunglasses with drivers' names was the start of what has become a billion-dollar industry; and Jay Adamczyk reveals how his Web site, Jayski.com, became the information clearinghouse for Winston cup racing.

These interviews were conducted by award-winning motorsports author Richard Sowers, who teamed with David Bull Publishing to publish The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing in July. Each profile is complemented by vivid, insightful photography by Nigel Kinrade, who is one of the leading photographers on the Winston Cup circuit. The people you will meet in Stock-Car Racing Lives are listed below:

Drivers: Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott, Brett Bodine, Buckshot Jones, and legends Richard Petty and Ned Jarrett.


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