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NASCAR Nation: A History of Stock Car Racing in the United States Hardcover – Apr 9 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (April 9 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275994244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275994242
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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• Offers the first full-length, scholarly study of stock car racing, covering more than 100 years of motor sports history

• The first work to fully explore the true role moonshine runners played in the sport's development

• Draws on primary research to shed light on the previously obscure period before the creation of NASCAR

• Examines organizations outside of NASCAR to provide a fuller picture of stock car racing

• Includes 20 photographs of key drivers and tracks

"Recommended. All readers."



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NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the United States and the second most popular televised sport. Perhaps most surprising, roughly 40 percent of the NASCAR fan base is now female. How did this all-American sport develop and where is it bound?

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Beekman is a great writer and a great Historian. This book is exactly what NASCAR fans need - A HISTORIAN'S (and fan) perspective.