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Defying the Odds
and Achieving Dreams
 - The Bill Lester Story

A Little Bit Sideways: Battling Giants

Golden Age


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

60 Years of Auto
 Racing on Both Sides
of the Fence

His Dream, Drive & Destiny

Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg

America’s Racing Trinity

of a Country Mechanic from
D-Day to NASCAR Glory

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

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Price: $27.95

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Defying the Odds and Achieving
Dreams - The Bill Lester Story

by Bill Lester with Jonathan Ingram

The dramatic story of Bill Lester, one of the best-known NASCAR drivers in history--and a pioneer whose determination and spirit has paved the way for a new generation of racers.

Entering NASCAR at age 40, Bill was blessed with natural talent but had a trifecta of odds against him: he was Black, he was middle-aged, and he wasn't a southerner. Bill Lester rose above it all, as did his rankings. He made history time and time again, becoming the first African American to race in NASCAR's Busch Series, the first to participate in the Nextel Cup and the first to win a Pole in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

In WINNING IN REVERSE, Bill reveals how he came to love working on muscle cars as a child, racing in the streets as a teenager, pursuing amateur racing and then finally transitioning to the pros. Readers will be inspired by Bill's inspirational and encouraging voice and the conviction that fills each page.

Whether you are contemplating a career or lifestyle change, challenging social norms, or struggling against prejudice or bigotry, WINNING IN REVERSE is a story for sports fans and readers everywhere about the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.

Hard cover.

Price: $26.95

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A Little Bit Sideways: Battling Giants
in NASCAR's Golden Age

by Scott Huler

Foreword by Kenny Wallace

Second Edition

Originally published in 1999, Scott Huler and Kenny Wallace have taken a look back at the original release, added a Foreword and let us recall what it was like to race in NASCAR's "glory days."

You will spend a tumultuous week behind the scenes with Wallace and the Square D guys as their independently funded team fights to compete with the best of the best in the 1990s. This rambunctious tour takes you into the driver's seat, the parties, the race shop, the broadcast booth, and beyond, providing a look at the sport during the height of NASCAR popularity. As Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett and other legends fight for the championship, Kenny Wallace and the Square D team battle to qualify and stay relevant in an era when a spot in Sunday's show was hotly contested and not guaranteed.

Author Huler spent months with the team so he could chronicle how stock car racing works through the window of the 1997 races at Martinsville and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The result is a dramatic read that offers insight on the inner workings of a NASCAR team, from tire and gas strategy to engineering, car set-up, and the fine points of a fabulous pit stop.

Throughout the book, the author captures Wallace's passionate personality and takes the reader into all corners of NASCAR racing, from tech inspections and RVs in the infield to cocktail parties and banging fenders on the track.

 In A Little Bit Sideways, author Scott Huler goes over the wall and does for NASCAR what Roger Angell did for baseball, David Foster Wallace did for tennis, and Hunter S. Thompson did for the Kentucky Derby--capture the soul of the sport with gritty, honest reporting of its colorful characters and distinctive landscapes.

Soft Cover, 316 pages.

Price: $44.95

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Recollections of the transformation of a Yankee farm boy to a Southern redneck in the Golden Era of NASCAR and beyond

by Will Cronkrite

Foreword by H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler

Will Cronkrite was at the heart of NASCAR during its golden years. As a car builder, crew chief, and team owner he was responsible for numerous race car innovations, as well as launching the careers of such greats as Ricky Rudd and Dale Earnhardt Sr. 

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.

Soft cover, 611 pp., 145 photos. 

Price: $16.95

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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.

Soft cover, 352 pages.

Price: $27.95

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60 Years of Auto Racing
on Both Sides of the Fence

by Larry LaMay

Larry LaMay’s auto-racing career has taken him halfway around the world and up close with some of the best who have ever driven in the stock-car and open-wheel ranks. Sixty Years of Auto Racing on Both Sides of the Fence is LaMay’s memoir of his love of racing and experiences he had in more than a half-century in the sport. A championship racer himself, LaMay worked alongside the likes of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Benny Parsons, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt and multi-time NASCAR Cup champions Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

LaMay shares insights into what separated those drivers from others as he recalls the highs and lows of his own career that began when he raced Go-Karts and learned to build race cars. He takes readers inside the garage for a look at the evolution of NASCAR and other forms of racing, and he explains how he balanced family life with a career that took him from Daytona to Mexico City to Japan.

Hard cover, 200 pages, color & 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: $24.95

Temporarily unavailable
while we reprint. 
Due Jan 15, 2020.

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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: $29.95

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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: $29.95

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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: $34.00


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 sold well at $95 and brought the real stories of racing to a lot of people, but it's now unavailable.

The "Pocket Smokey" was developed to be friendlier to your pocketbook. It has all the same salty stories and humor of the original but not all the photos.

Soft cover, 7.5" x 9", 650 pages