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DALE vs DAYTONA: The Intimidator’s Quest to win the Great American Race

NASCAR's Greatest Drivers and Personalities, Vol. 2

Timber on the Moon:
The Curtis Turner Story

NASCAR’s Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500

His Dream, Drive & Destiny

Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg

America’s Racing Trinity

Earnhardt Nation:
The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR's First Family


Manager’s Career at
Full Throttle

of a Country Mechanic from
D-Day to NASCAR Glory

Flat Out and Half Turned
Over: Tales from Pit Road
with Buddy Baker

Holman Moody: The Legendary Race Team, Second Edition

Donnie Allison:
As I Recall...

Tim Richmond:
The Fast Life and
Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun

The Crew Chief’s Son

Bud Moore:
Man and Machine

Declarations of Stock Car Independents

The Wendell Scott Story

Bobby Allison

Ray Fox

Best Damn Garage in
Town - Smokey Yunik

The New “Pocket Smokey” Best Damn Garage
in Town—My Life & Adventures

Fireball: Legends
Don't Fall
From the Sky

Fireball Roberts

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Price: $24.95

DALE vs DAYTONA: The Intimidator’s Quest to Win the Great American Race

by Rick Houston

Dale Earnhardt and Daytona International Speedway remain two of the most iconic names in the history of NASCAR, and are inevitably connected when either name is mentioned. Earnhardt's failed attempts to win the race have become folklore; each year brought its own unique set of circumstances for why he hadn't yet raised the Harley J. Earl Trophy.

Dale Earnhardt's resume heading into the 1998 Daytona 500 read as follows: 7 NASCAR Championships, 70 Winston Cup wins, and 30 wins at Daytona International Speedway. So what was left for Dale to accomplish at Daytona? Win the Daytona 500! Author Rick Houston examines every Daytona 500 in which Dale competed from 1979 to 2001 with fresh interviews from crew chiefs Doug Richert, Kirk Shelmerdine, Andy Petree, Bobby Hutchens, Larry McReynolds, and Kevin Hamlin. Competitors, rivals, crewmembers, and friends (including Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin, Ken Schrader, Geoff Bodine, Darrell Waltrip, Danny "Chocolate" Myers, Greg Moore, Derrike Cope, and Junior Johnson) also offer their thoughts and recollections in this thrilling year-by-year recap of the Intimidator's efforts to win the Great American Race.

Never before have Dale's attempts to win the Daytona 500 been chronicled in one publication with this amount of detail and under such intense scrutiny. From the Dale and Dale show, to the seagull, to the last-lap heartaches, you ride shotgun with Rick Houston as he takes you around-and-around in Dale vs Daytona: The Intimidator's Quest to Conquer the Great American Race.

Hard cover, 240 pp., 113 color & B&W photos.

Original Price: $24.95
Now: $9.95

NASCAR's Greatest Drivers and Personalities, Vol. 2

by Gerald Hodges

More of Gerald Hodges’ views on and experiences with NASCAR greats, including Bobby Hamilton, Bobby Hamilton Jr., “Preacher” Hamilton, James Hylton, Ernie Irvan, Lewis “Possum Jones, Fred Lorenzen, Coo Coo Marlin, Sterling Marlin, Herschel McGriff, Marvin Panch, The Petty family: Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, Adam Petty and Maurice Petty, Marty Robbins, Bruton Smith, Sal Tovella, Joe Weatherly, Bob Welborn, and Cale Yarborough.

Soft cover, 290 pages, B&W photos.  





Price: $19.95

Timber on the Moon: The Curtis Turner Story

by Dr. D.L Morris

This is a scanned reprint of an original copy of Dr. Morris’s book on Turner.

The two were close friends, and it appears that Doc was doing his best to shine a favorable light on his hell-raising, women-chasing compadre.

That said, Turner was undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers and most colorful characters in the early NASCAR era, and for those interested in NASCAR history, this long-out-of-print book is worth revisiting.

Soft cover, 168 pages

Price: $24.95

NASCAR's Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500

by Rick Houston

Few races have captured the imagination of racing fans as the 1992 Hooters 500 held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. On November 15, 1992, the entire NASCAR racing community tuned in to watch as six drivers strapped in for a chance to win the NASCAR Winston Cup. And what a race it was. Heading into Atlanta, Davey Allison, Bill Elliott, and Alan Kulwicki each had a real shot at winning the championship. On the track, Allison was in and out of contention until trouble found him, which left Elliott and Kulwicki to race for the title in a nail-biting finale. And who could have imagined that a young Jeff Gordon would take the handoff from Richard Petty on this day?

Author Rick Houston has gathered new interviews from Bill Elliott, Paul Andrews, Larry McReynolds, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Ray Evernham, Rick Mast, Brett Bodine, Kyle Petty, and Tim Brewer. They all give fresh recollections and new information on the events leading up to and including the 1992 Hooters 500.

With NASCAR’s Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500 you can relive one of the closest championship contests in NASCAR history, while learning new details about how the entire season culminated in a single lap to determine the title!

Hard cover, 224 pages, 93 color & 26 B&W photos

Price: $39.95

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JEFF GORDON: His Dream, Drive & Destiny

by Joe Garner

The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon, the four-time champion racing legend. For over a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races, special events, and at home.

The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon – as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues, some of whom have never gone on the record before. Jeff speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about his childhood, his much publicized divorce, those he competed against, his family, and life after racing.

This fully illustrated hard cover biography will allow privileged access to a wealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon’s personal photo and memorabilia collection. Gordon’s meteoric rise through racing’s ranks is a classic American success story.

Readers will find inspiration in Gordon’s candid take on his pivotal life episodes.

Hard cover, 192 pages, fully illustrated with color and B&W photos and other illustrations.  Will be released October 18. Pre-order before October 15 for free shipping.

Price: $27.95

Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg

Compiled and Edited by Bones Bourcier

Rivals, teammates, friends and family members recall one of the Northeast’s most popular drivers, whose spectacular Modified career – he won from New England to Florida – was followed by a NASCAR Cup Series victory at Talladega and Rookie of the Year honors at stock car racing’s highest level.

Contributors include Modified icons Bugs Stevens and George Summers, legendary car owners Bob Johnson and Bob Judkins, NASCAR Cup winners Geoff Bodine and Ricky Rudd, broadcasters Jack Arute and Mike Joy, and many more.

All share personal memories of Ronnie B., who had a smile made for victory lane and enough raw talent to get him there.

Soft cover, 228 pages, B&W photos. 

Price: $34.95

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By Ernie Saxton, correspondent
Bucks County PA Courier Times
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

America’s Racing Trinity

by Bones Bourcier
Forewords by John Andretti & Dave Despain

Twenty years after they hung up their helmets, their names remain synonymous with the sport they carried to new heights. A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Richard Petty rose to fame just as the American media – print, radio, and, crucially, television – began to legitimize auto racing. The timing was perfect. In Foyt, Andretti, and Petty, the nation found characters as compelling as any in sports or entertainment.

Foyt was all Texas, John Wayne in a fireproof suit, stomping into Victory Lanes from Indianapolis to Le Mans. Andretti, who’d sailed from Italy with his family at age 15, struck for all outsiders the same yes-you-can chord sounded by another Italian-American, the great Frank Sinatra. Petty, the genial North Carolinian who signed autographs until the last fan went home, put a smiling Andy Griffith face on the American South, no small feat in the tumultuous ’60s.

They crossed paths often, on the track and in the headlines. Take 1967, which opened with Andretti beating NASCAR’s best at Daytona, peaked with Foyt’s third Indianapolis 500 win, and ended with a record 27 victories for Petty. Or the three-season stretch from 1977-79, during which Foyt became the first four-time Indy winner, Andretti earned the World Driving Championship, and Petty captured a landmark Daytona 500.

They even throttled back their careers in near-unison, Petty in 1992, Foyt in ’93, Andretti in ’94. Today all three are revered; as they walk through crowded pit areas, people step back to make way. Charisma never ages.

This is no mere three-act biography. Laced with quotes from first-hand interviews with Foyt, Petty, Andretti, and their peers, and spiced with period accounts from the motorsports world and the changing social landscape, this is award-winning author Bones Bourcier’s history of modern American automobile racing as refracted through the lives of three extraordinary champions.

Hard cover, 348 pages, 24 pages of B&W photos.

Price: $26.95

Earnhardt Nation: 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.

Hard cover, 352 pages.

Price: $35.00

A NASCAR Team Manager’s Career at
Full Throttle

by Greg Moore with Perry Allen Wood
Foreword by Leonard Wood

Greg Moore is one of three sons of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore. Greg lived in an auto racer's world in which his father's cars and drivers won dozens of races and back-to-back championships. Those drivers were Greg's friends, and two died in racing crashes within a year when he was 6 to 7 years old.

Greg chose racing over college and went to work in his father's business, staying there for the next 25 years. He worked especially with racing engines and became team manager for such winning drivers as Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd and Geoff Bodine until Bud Moore Engineering was sold in 2000. Greg accompanies his father everywhere making personal appearances.

His personal recollections of a life that others could only dream of, from childhood to adulthood, gives fascinating insight into the world of big-time stock car racing. 

Soft cover, 240 pages. 

Price: $29.95

BUD MOORE: Memoir of a Country Mechanic from D-Day to NASCAR Glory

by Bud Moore with Perry Allen Wood

One of NASCAR's pioneers, Bud Moore won countless races in the sport's early rough and tumble days. In almost four decades as a car owner, he was victorious at the Daytona 500, the Southern 500–three times–and at dozens of other NASCAR events, and won three Grand National Division championships, a Grand American championship and the Sports Car Club of America Trans-Am championship. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011, with 63 wins and 43 poles.

The cars built by Bud Moore Engineering have been raced by some of America's most talented drivers, including Buck Baker, Bobby Allison, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Tiny Lund, David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Fireball Roberts and many others. Moore continuously sought to improve his machines, making them not only faster but safer, and many of his innovations were quickly adopted throughout NASCAR and by the auto industry.

This is Moore's story in his own words, covering his early life in Depression-era Spartanburg, South Carolina, his combat experience during the Invasion of Normandy, his racing career, and his family life and retirement as a gentleman farmer. Many never-before-seen photos are included.

Soft cover, 212 pages.

Price: $19.95

Flat Out and Half Turned Over: Tales from Pit Road with Buddy Baker

by Buddy Baker and David Poole

Driving phenomenon Buddy Baker details the most hilarious collection of racing stories, memories, and anecdotes ever published.

Read about the bumps and brawls; the blood, sweat, and tears; and the practical jokes that happen behind the scenes from the very drivers, owners, crew chiefs, and pit crew that make up the heart and soul of stock car racing.

In this book, readers will find names like Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough, and Tiny Lund, along with racing icons Petty and Earnhardt.

A must-read for racing buffs of all kinds!

Hard cover, 192 pages.

Price: $27.95

Big Bill: The Life and Times of NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr.

by H.A. Branham

The first major authorized biography of
NASCAR founder, Bill France Sr.

Big Bill is the consummate "insider" book on the life and legend of NASCAR founder Bill France and tells the tale of a classic American success story. France Sr. brought his family to Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1934, put down roots and immersed himself in the business of racing, both as a driver and an owner.

Nicknamed "Big Bill" because of his 6-foot-5 stature, he made significant contributions to the racing world: He founded NASCAR in December 1947, built Daytona International Speedway in 1959 and Talladega Superspeedway in 1969, and he landed the landmark R.J. Reynolds/Winston sponsorship deal in 1971 that not only transformed NASCAR but also transformed corporate sponsorship of sports in America.

The France family has spent the last 30 years gathering a vast collection of files and material about their family patriarch and has turned over countless interviews – both written and taped – as well as NASCAR documents, memorabilia, memos, letters and various other materials to the author for this definitive biography.

Big Bill
offers NASCAR fans a rich, entertaining, emotional, and detailed story about America's most recognized and admired racing family.

Hard cover, 368 pages.

Price: $59.95

Holman Moody: The Legendary Race Team, Second Edition

by Tom Cotter and Al Pearce

Revised edition of the highly detailed, illustrated book by well-known author Tom Cotter, who recounts the colorful story of two hardworking car guys who built one of the largest race teams in history. With 256 lush pages of photography by Don Hunter and others, the book is a look back at the racing factory that fielded stock cars, GT40s, drag cars, race boats, and the Can-Am racer Honker II.

The list of drivers who raced behind the wheel of Holman Moody cars is an all-star cast that includes Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Fred Lorenzen, Donnie Allison, and David Pearson. At its peak, Holman Moody employed more than 300 people. The builders and tuners who started at Holman Moody went on to become race team owners and some of the best-known engine tuners in the business, including Robert Yates, Waddell Wilson and many more.

Hard cover, 256 pages.

Price: $19.95

Donnie Allison: As I Recall...

by Donnie Allison with Jimmy Creed

Donnie Allison was always the "other" brother of the famous NASCAR racing duo.

Overshadowed by Bobby, Donnie often did not get his due for being an outstanding racer in his own right.

Many stories make the rounds about Donnie Allison and often when they are re-told, the circumstances aren’t related the way Donnie recalls them. That’s why he wanted to do a book. "I’ve got lots of stories to tell, and I want to tell them the way I remember them," Donnie says. Now he’s done just that.

Hard cover, 224 pages, 8-page photo insert





Price: $14.95

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Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun

by David Poole

Tim Richmond was, said fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, "a stranger in time." In one regard, the flashy, flamboyant driver from Ashland, Ohio, was years ahead of the trends in a sport that would soon enjoy explosive growth in popularity. Women who were NASCAR fans loved him – and so did their husbands and boyfriends. Richmond believed he could use his stardom in racing as a springboard to a second career as an actor, and he had the Hollywood good looks to make that a realistic dream. At the same time, Richmond was also a throwback. He pushed his race cars hard, too hard at times, driving every lap like he was hauling moonshine through the mountains of the Carolinas with a revenuer on his rear bumper.

Those who saw him drive still compare him to veterans like Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly, who ran as hard off the track as they did off of it. In the early 1980s, however, Richmond stood out. He was not from the South; he had not grown up slinging a stock car through the dirt on red-clay ovals. He had, in fact, never raced at all until he was twenty-one. And just ten years later, after making a splash in the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie, he was emerging as one of the brightest stars and greatest talents in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series.

Richmond's star was bright, but its light went out too soon. As he neared stock car racing's zenith, Richmond's life took a tragic turn. A man who thrived on the affection he felt from those who enjoyed watching him compete spent his final months almost completely shut off from that world. Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun tells the memorable story of a born racer and how he raced headlong through life with the throttle wide open and his wheels burning rubber at almost every turn.

Soft cover, 208 pages, 16 B&W photos.

Price: $35.00

The Crew Chief's Son

y Michael L. Clements

In this memoir, Michael Clements recounts growing up in the early days of stock car racing. From 1957 through 1965, his father, Louie, traveled the NASCAR circuit, bringing his wife and five children along to every race.

Owner and crew chief for champion driver Rex White, Louie introduced many mechanical innovations still used in NASCAR today, and his children grew up on the road between races, befriending many racing legends along the way.

Clements' memoir is full of stories about NASCAR's early era and the men and women who built the sport. It includes a wealth of never-before-seen photographs from his personal collection.

Soft cover, 304 pages, B&W photos.

Price: $59.95

Bud Moore: Man and Machine

by Dr. John A. Crafts

Bud Moore is legendary in racing circles as a crew chief and car owner who helped achieve wins for some of NASCAR's greatest drivers. But there's a whole lot more to the story. Bud Moore: Man and Machine reveals the hidden story behind the legend. As Buz McKim recounts in the book’s Foreword, “Bud Moore brought his gifts to the fledging sport of NASCAR with class, grace and sportsmanship seldom seen in his or any generation. His machines featured the greatest drivers and won the biggest races, no matter what type of racing was involved.”

Anyone interested in the roots of superspeedway racing and the drivers, mechanics and cars that created that history will find this a fascinating, as well as beautiful, book.

Hard cover, 416 pages, 200+ black & white and color photos throughout.

Price: $35.00
Declarations of Stock Car Independents

by Perry Allen Wood

Independent stock car racers rarely won, often crashed, and flirted with death constantly, all for less money and fame than the money-backed star drivers of their day. This book includes interviews with 12 independent racers, including Curtis "Crawfish" Crider, "Jackhandle Joe" Frasson, and Gene "The Racing Marine" Hobby, among others.

Laying the foundation for stock car racing as we know it, most of these racers plied their trade during the sport’s early years, when racing required little more than a helmet and a great deal of courage. Readers will discover how each of these men managed to survive and stand out in their sport, despite running on second-hand or inferior equipment, receiving little to no outside support, and, in many cases, holding down another job off-track.

The book is supplemented with 126 photographs, many from the personal collections of the author and the racers.

Soft cover, 264 pages, 126 B&W photos.

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Price: $16.95

The Wendell Scott Story

By Brian Donovan

“In this excellent biography, Donovan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter and seasoned race car driver, recounts the overlooked life of Wendell Scott, the one-time Danville, Va., moonshine runner who broke the color barrier in stock-car racing in 1952 and competed for more than 20 years in a sport dominated by Southern whites... Donovan's writing is well-paced and measured, clearly depicting the complex atmosphere of race relations in the segregated South. His extensive reporting, including interviews with Scott before he died in 1990, combined with his descriptive and enjoyable prose about racing, make this book a deeply compelling story."
(starred review) Publishers Weekly.

Soft Cover, 328 pages, 8-page B&W photo insert.

Price: $17.95



MIRACLE: Bobby Allison and the Saga of the Alabama Gang

by Peter Golenbock

This book chronicles the great success and injuries to brothers Bobby and Donnie Allison, followed by the tragic deaths of Bobby's two sons Clifford and Davey. On top of that Bobby and Judy divorced under the pressure of all that pain. But then -- miraculously -- at the end they found each other again and remarried, and Bobby's mental faculties returned. It's an amazing story, and when you read about it from Bobby and Judy's perspective, as well as that of the rest of the Alabama gang and their families, well, you can never say that miracles don't happen. In this book, we learn a lot more about not only Bobby, Donnie, brother Eddie, Davey, Clifford, Neil Bonnett, and Red Farmer, but a lifetime's worth of crew chiefs, car owners, and NASCAR officials, as well as such competitors as Junior Johnson, Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker, and Dale Earnhardt.

Soft cover, 416 pages

Price: $19.95


by Godwin Kelly

Ray Fox was a contemporary of Smokey Yunick and many of the other greats of stock car racing.

He won lots of races building cars for household names such as Junior Johnson and Fireball Roberts.

Mr Fox is one of the last of the lving legends from the early days of NASCAR.

Hard cover, 73 photos, 180 pages.




Price: $95.00

Best Damn Garage in Town

By Smokey Yunick

Here it is — the real Smokey story in his own words. Read about one of the most colorful and successful technical innovators in racing history, from flying a B-17 in WWII, to his early NASCAR days, Winston Cup wins, and Indianapolis adventures.

A three volume set, over 1,100 pages





Price: $29.95

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The New “Pocket Smokey” Best Damn Garage in Town—My Life & Adventures

by Smokey Yunick

It's been a number of years and thousands of copies sold since Best Damn Garage in Town…The World According to Smokey was first published.

The Racer's Edition has sold very well and gotten the real stories of racing to a lot of people.

The “Pocket Smokey” is friendlier to your  pocketbook at $29.95. It has all the same stories but not all the photos of the original.

If you're a Smokey fan, you'll still want the Racer's Edition ($95.00 above). If you're a race fan, then this is the version for you!

Soft cover, 7.5" x 9", 650 pages

Price: $15.95

Fireball: Legends Don't Fall From the Sky

By Godwin Kelly

This is not a racing book.

This is the story of an complex and amazing individual who happened to be one of the greatest race car drivers of his time.

The glory days of racing serve as the back drop for a stormy love triangle that was the talk of the tiny resort village of Daytona Beach during the late 50's and early '60s.

Soft cover, 7” x 9”, 212 pages.