How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing

Tired of just watching stock cars race instead of racing them yourself ? Ever
wonder what it would take to get you out of the stands and onto the race track ?
How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing is your ticket from the grandstand to the
driver's ...

Author: Stock Car Racing

Publisher: Hp Books

ISBN: 1557884684

Category: Transportation

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"Includes tips on driving schools, car prep and selection, training to be a crew member, and all the information you need to go racing!'--Cover.
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Stock Car Racing Engine TechnologyHP1506

... for All Levels of Circle Track Racing Editor of Stock Car Racing Magazine ... Car Handle: 0–91.2656-46–8/HP146 How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing: ...

Author: Editor of Stock Car Racing Magazine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157114

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Build smarter, race faster, win more.Covers topics such as airflow basics, cylinder head and fuel systems tech, blueprinting tips and techniques, camshaft theory, and selection.
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Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing 2 volumes

When he was a young driver, getting started in NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Sr. worried about only one thing—winning the next race.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313387104

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 910

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This two-volume encyclopedia is the Daytona 500 of stock car racing books—an essential "Bible" that provides an all-encompassing history of the sport as well as an up-to-date examination of modern-day stock car racing. • Biographical features on the most important individuals in stock car racing, from Bill France Jr. and Richard Petty to Junior Johnson and Tony Stewart • Photographs that bring stock car racing to life • A comprehensive biography of stock car-related publications and sources • A handy index of stock car personalities, places, and races
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NASCAR For Dummies

Obviously, the first thing you need in order to get into stock-car racing is a ... You can't just walk into your local auto dealership and buy a race-ready ...

Author: Mark Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470480571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Inside a Stock Car

Many drivers and crews come to the NASCAR series after racing at lower levels. Racing go-karts, sprint cars, or motorcycles is a good way to get started.

Author: H. Edwards Phillips

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627130424

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A look at the racecars typically found in NASCAR races.
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The Godfather of New England Stock Car Racing

Anthony did have his moments, and this would be one of them. In exasperation his temper did ... The start of Stock Car Racing at Seekonk began that season!

Author: Adrienne J Venditti

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796010770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book is dedicated to the man whose life inspired me to tell his story. His name is D. Anthony Venditti, widely known as the Godfather of Stock Car Racing in New England. It is also dedicated to my mother, with her eternal love and devoted support of her beloved Anthony, her family, and racing. She and the Godfather enabled and empowered our family to persevere in the sport. This is to all those with unending convictions in the Godfather and to the Seekonk Fraternity of racing. This book is a pictorial and a closer look at the life of the Godfather. He was the youngest promoter in motor sports in the United States in the 1940s. And as a twenty-five-year-old, he planned, engineered, and built his speedway. He was young and full of ambition. It was his dream, an American dream, to build, open, and operate his speedway at the end of World War II, in 1946. Yet when in his advanced years, he then became known as the oldest living promoter in stock car racing. He consecutively ran his race plant each year, faithfully opening his facility, without fail. He never missed a season under his reign—an unheard-of feat of forty-five years as a stock car racing promoter. Seekonk Speedway continues to run without any ambiguity by the same family. The speedway is proudly still in business all these seventy-three consecutive years of racing in the books. Anthony is celebrated and acclaimed for his pioneering in the American sport of auto racing, awarded RPM’s “1978 Promoter of the Year.” It was with great adoration of the sports community that he is acknowledged for his forethought and far-reaching ideas of innovation pertaining to mechanical engineering, safety features in facility construction, and administrative procedures. Mr. Venditti is attributed to numerous awards for his devotion for the betterment of the sport of auto racing.
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The World s Number One Flat Out All Time Great Stock Car Racing Book

The races, obviously, will be late getting started. The infield is jammed with cars and trucks, drivers, and their friends, who serve as crews.

Author: Jerry Bledsoe

Publisher: Scruffy City Press

ISBN: 9780998302867

Category: Sports & Recreation

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On Labor Day weekend of 1972, journalist Jerry Bledsoe hooked up with the stock car racing circuit to begin research for his first book. The result of his efforts, first published in 1975, has been called the classic work on stock car racing. Bledsoe captures the beginnings of the modern NASCAR era, a time when legends like Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, and the Wood brothers ruled. It was also a time when independent drivers like Wendell Scott (NASCAR’s first African American driver) and Larry Smith could build a car in their garages during the week and race on Sunday alongside King Richard. With levels of access impossible to achieve today, Bledsoe is not only in the pits and garages with the drivers, but also is alongside their family driving to the next race in a van piled high with ice chests filled with sandwiches and fried chicken. He digs into the sport’s rough and rowdy history and shines a light into its nooks and crannies, uncovering the forgotten role that women drivers played in creating this most macho of motorsports. And then there are the fans. There’s Red Robinson, the self-proclaimed “World’s Number One Stock Car Racing Fan," who collects racing beauty queens the way some people collects stamps. And the fans camped out in the infield at Darlington, the biggest, wildest, whoopingest, holleringest, drinkingest, gamblingest, carousingest, knock-down, fall-out blowout held in the South. More than a book about racing, this is a close-up look at a cultural phenomenon that illuminates America and the South. In 1965, Tom Wolfe called racer Junior Johnson “the last American hero.” “The World’s Number One, All-Time Great, Stock Car Racing Book” shows that a decade later there were still plenty of heroes circling the track with no signs of them disappearing anytime soon.
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Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing Race To Glory

A Stock Car Racing Novel Kent Wright, Don Keith ... one of his grandfather's best whiskey customers had advanced them enough money to get started seriously.

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466875784

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series from Kent Wright and Don Keith that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. In the race to glory, only one man can finish first... For Jodell Lee, it's been an exciting, dizzying climb to the top of the stock car racing circuit. Gone are the days of racing round flat dirt ovals on Sunday afternoons. Stock car racing is big business now. Superspeedways have replaced the dirt tracks. Tens of thousands of fans pack the speedways for every race to watch the likes of Lee Petty, Junior Johnson, Fireball Roberts--and Jodell Lee--thunder around the steep-banked tracks of Darlington and Daytona and Charlotte. But it isn't just the business that's changed. So has Jodell. He now has a wife and a child, and also a sponsor. And they're all depending on him to win-expecting him to win. Is the pressure of always having to finish first beginning to take a toll on Jodell? A fiery crash could end his career...in Race to Glory--the exciting sequel to White Lightning and Road to Daytona. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing On To Talladega

Now, though, theyall mostly had theirrace faces on,busilygetting the car set for ... before thepractice, now less than an hour away from getting started.

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466875791

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. On to Talladega by Kent Wright and Don Keith Every dream has a price. Is Jodell willing to pay? Stock car racing sure has changed since the dirt track days. The speedways are bigger, and the stakes even higher. The country has changed, too. It seems like nothing is as simple as it used to be. Vietnam. Civil rights. Demonstrations in the streets. But it's been a great ride for Jodell Lee. He is happily married with two great kids, and he's been able to make a pretty good living doing what he loves: racing stock cars. Jodell is on the verge of breaking into the ranks of the racing elite. Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, and Buddy Baker. Only one thing stands in his way: the new superspeedway at Talladega. With its high banks and broad straightaways, Talladega will be the fastest racing facility in the world. It will take speeds of almost 200 mph just to qualify! Jodell has to decide. Is the dream of being the best worth the risk? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Hot Rod and Stock Car Racing

... Edition (Hammill) Motorcycle-engined Racing Car– How To Build (Pashley) Motorsport – Getting Started in (Collins) Nitrous Oxide High-performance Manual, ...

Author: Richard John Neil

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841676

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Covers the continued development of short oval motor racing in the UK. At the top level of the sport, cars became more sophisticated and expensive, which led to the introduction of new classes to cater to drivers who no longer had the budget to compete at this level. Promoters continued to work with each other and there was a regular interchange of drivers across the country – not only at major championship events but also in one-off team meetings. Over ninety never-before-published photos and championship listings complement the evocative text. Complete with 100 nostalgic pictures from racing throughout the decade, and a comprehensive listing of major championship dates, venues and winners.
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How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and SuspensionHP1462

... to Get Started in Stock Car Racing: 1-55788-468-4/HP1468 How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis & Suspension: 978-1-55788-462- 6/HP1462 Racing Engine ...

Author: Wayne Scraba

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101097830

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A guide to setting up your car for maximum handling performance on the street or strip. This instructional handbook shows readers how to set up their street machine chassis for high performance street or amateur drag strip racing. Not only are chassis and suspension the most popular types of modification, but their technology is constantly evolving. It offers the latest techniques for maximizing car performance on streets and strips. This definitive guide includes in-depth sections on chassis fabrication, rear axle selection and setup, rear and front suspension, shocks and springs, brakes, steering, and wheels and tires.
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The Early Laps of Stock Car Racing

In 1987, at a Holman-Moody reunion, Scott and Moody recalled their racing days and ... At the time I got into racing, NASCAR was just getting started good.

Author: Betty Boles Ellison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616223

Category: Transportation

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The first organized, sanctioned American stock car race took place in 1908 on a road course around Briarcliff, New York—staged by one of America’s early speed mavens, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. A veteran of the early Ormond–Daytona Beach speed trials, Vanderbilt brought the Grand Prize races to Savannah, Georgia, the same year. What began as a rich man’s sport eventually became the working man’s sport, finding a home in the South with the infusion of moonshiners and their souped-up cars. Based in large part on statements of drivers, car owners and others garnered from archived newspaper articles, this history details the development of stock car racing into a megasport, chronicling each season through 1974. It examines the National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing’s 1948 incorporation documents and how they differ from the agreements adopted at NASCAR’s organization meeting two months earlier. The meeting’s participants soon realized that their sport was actually owned by William H.G. “Bill” France, and its consequential growth turned his family into billionaires. The book traces the transition from dirt to asphalt to superspeedways, the painfully slow advance of safety measures and the shadowy economics of the sport.
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Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing On The Throttle

The difficulty came in using the clutch to start andstop the car when coming intothe ... without the bulk ofthe cast onhis left ankle getting in the way.

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466874268

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. On the Throttle by Kent Wright and Don Keith Hot young rookie "Rocket" Rob Wilder has burst onto the racing scene in a big way, but that first Cup victory has still so far eluded him. But finally Victory Lane is in sight. Wilder's leading the pack at Indy in one of the season's biggest motorsports races when, in an awful instant, his auto racing luck and his magical first year in big-time competition takes a sudden, disastrous turn. For the first time in his fledgling career, the amazingly talented driver must confront his own self-doubts . . . and serious injury. Does he have the stomach--and the steel--to fight his way back to the head of the pack? If he does, he will have to prove it on the high banks of Talladega, the world's most intimidating racetrack. The engines are hot. The flag is about to drop. Time for talk is over. If Rob is going to win, he'll have to stay on the throttle. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Big Block Chevy Engine BuildupsHP1484

... Suspension: 1-55788-406-4/HP1406 How to Make Your Car Handle: 0-912656-46-8/HP146 How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing: 1-55788-468-4/HP1468 Race Car ...

Author: Editors of Chevy High Performance Mag

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101498101

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The editors of Chevy High Performance magazine combine their knowledge in this step-by-step guide to big-block Chevy engine buildups—from low-budget engine projects for mild street performance, to all-out race motors for drag strip action. Bolt-on modifications, engine block prep, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems, dyno-tested combinations, and more are covered in detail
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Fiberglass and Other Composite MaterialsHP1498

... HOW to Make Your Car Handle: 0–91.2656-46–8/HP146 How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing: 1-55788-468-4/HP1468 How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis ...

Author: Forbes Aird

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101501276

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A guide to fiber reinforced plastic materials, including fiberglass, Kevlar, and carbon fiber. It also includes sections on mold making, plugs, materials, structures, gel coats, advanced building techniques, tools and equipment.
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Resurrected

My brother-in-law offered to help me get started. Mike called Danny, a driver that no longer wanted to race stock cars, and told him about me.

Author: James Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493181810

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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The miracle you read about in this book where God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit resurrected me from the dead is entirely true. God Almighty and Jesus Christ performed this miracle to give everyone a wake-up call and to say we are alive and well, and when we choose to, we will perform many, many miracles and touch many, many people’s lives. It is my hope that by reading this book, your eyes, mind, and soul are opened to the glory that is God Almighty and his son, Jesus Christ, and that maybe your whole life will change for the better. And just maybe, one day God will touch your soul as he has touched mine.
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Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing White Lightning

sneaking the car out to the race tomorrow would be a major transgression. ... alot of work todotoget thecar ready and he was still anxious to get started.

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466875760

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series from Kent Wright and Don Keith that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. "You know how it feels...the power of the motors vibrating in your chest, stunning your ears, your heart pumping in your throat, the grit of spent tire rubber in your mouth. You know how it feels from the grandstand? Just imagine how it feels to the ole boy behind the wheel of one of those monsters. Just imagine!" It's the mid-1950s, and Elvis is King. Jodell Bob Lee has been raised up in his grandfather's moonshine business. But the boy dreams of something much bigger than clawing out a living on a dirt farm and outrunning federal revenuers. He dreams of racing stock cars. It only takes a few races before Jodell is hooked, and before long he and his mechanic cousin, Joe Baker, and best friend, Bubba Baxter, are facing the like of Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, and Lee Petty. His motto: always finish first, no matter what. The explosion of stock car racing as the number one spectator sport in America roars to life in White Lightning, the pedal-to-the-metal story of Jodell Lee's triumphant rise to fame and fortune. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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How to Build 1934 35 Chevy St RodsHP1514

... HOW to Make Your Car Handle: 0–91.2656-46–8/HP146 How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing: 1-55788-468-4/HP1468 How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis ...

Author: The Editors of Street Rodder Magazine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157121

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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A step-by-step guide to building a show-winning Chevy street rod from the ground up. In this guide to building 1934-'35 Chevy street rods-a new, emerging model-readers will learn everything they need to know about turning an old classic into a new traffic-stopper.
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Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing Young Guns

A Stock Car Racing Novel Kent Wright, Don Keith ... and despite theshow, Jodell was wondering how he could graciously break away and getstarted for home.

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466874237

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series from Kent Wright and Don Keith that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. The tracks are faster. The cars, too. But the hunger for speed--and the hunt for the checkered flag--hasn't changed. Jodell Bob Lee has long since retired from driving, but the love of the sport is still like a fire in his belly. When he spots a talented young driver he can't help remembering his own glory days. It's as if he is thirty years younger and racing the dirt tracks of Tennessee all over again. Jodell has an idea: his old friend and former "wrench," Billy Winton, has put together a racing team, but so far wins have been hard to come by. Billy is looking for a driver who can do more than just chase the checkered flag. He needs a young gun who can tame the superspeedways and take the flag. A new partnership is born. But the Kid has a few obstacles in the way, namely Dale Earnhart, Jr., Adam Petty, Casey Atwood, and the other young guns who are clearly stock car racing's next wave of stars. It's a new generation of drivers, but the prize in Young Guns is the same: the checkered flag! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Racing Soap Box Derby Stock Cars

oes soap box derby racing sound like it's for you? Are you ready to get involved with thousands of other young people your age? Before getting started ...

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766094208

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Can a person race a car without an engine? You sure can. With the help of gravity and unique car design, soap box derby stock car drivers get to experience the thrill of the race. In 1914, Charlie Chaplain's movie "The Kid Auto Races at Venice" exposed Americans to the sport of soap box derby racing. Kids began racing cars whenever they could. When a newspaper photographer organized a race in 1933, the sport really took off. Readers learn about the races, heroes, scandals, and intense competition in this sport for kids and teens. A glossary, color photographs, and fact boxes round out this exciting book.
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