The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR's First Family
by Jay Busbee
A colorful, fearless portrait of the larger-than-life
first family of NASCAR, the Earnhardts, and the rise of the world’s
fastest stock car racing organization.
More than sixty years ago, Ralph
Earnhardt toiled in a cotton mill in his native North Carolina to
support his growing family. Weekends he could be found going pedal
to the metal at the dirt tracks, taking on the competition in the
early days of box car racing and becoming one of the best
short-track drivers in the state. His son, Dale Earnhardt Sr., would
become one of the greatest drivers of all time, and his grandson
Dale Jr, would become NASCAR’s most popular driver of the 2000s.
From a simple backyard garage, the Earnhardts reached the highest
echelons of professional stock car racing and became the stuff of
myth for fans.
Earnhardt Nation is the
story of this car-racing dynasty and the business that would make
them rich and famous—and nearly tear them apart. Covering all the
white-knuckle races, including the final lap at the Daytona 500 that
claimed the life of the Intimidator,
Earnhardt Nation goes deep into the
fast-paced world of NASCAR, its royal family’s obsession with speed,
and their struggle with celebrity.
Jay Busbee takes us deep inside
the lives of these men and women who shaped NASCAR. He delves into
their personal and professional lives, from failed marriages to
rivalries large and small to complex and competitive father-son
relationships that have reverberated through generations, and
explores the legacy the Earnhardts struggle to uphold.
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In the Red
by Jade Gurss
death of Dale Earnhardt on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 is
the most prominent moment in NASCAR history, but only a handful of
people know what went on behind the scenes before and after that
In the Red is an insider's look at
the 2001 NASCAR season with his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt
Jr. began his second season in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series with
swagger and confidence, only to see his entire life changed
drastically. In the Red is the story of how Dale Jr. persevered,
overcoming boundless grief to thrive on and off the track.
Written by Earnhardt Jr's publicist, Jade Gurss (who also
co-authored Dale Jr's best-selling book, Driver #8), In
the Red puts you inside the race car as Junior and his No. 8
Budweiser team made an emotional but triumphant return to Daytona,
then scored another momentous victory in the first race after the
September 11 terrorist attacks.
Off the track, follow along
as Junior attends the MTV Music Video Awards, and makes memorable
appearances in the pages of Rolling Stone and Playboy magazines as
well as emotional interviews on the “Today Show” and many more.
Hard cover, 304 pages, no photos.