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Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Black Noon  The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 Author Art Garner
ISBN-10 9781250017789
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 352
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.



Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Black Noon  The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 Author Art Garner
ISBN-10 9781250017772
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 352
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Presents a look at the seven-car crash that took place at the Indy 500 on May 30th, 1964, describing the events, decisions, and attitudes about car racing that lead up to the crash, the lives of the two drivers who were killed, and interviews with six surviving drivers.



Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Black Noon  The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 Author Art Garner
ISBN-10 1250075122
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 352
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.



Blood and Smoke

Blood and Smoke Author Charles Leerhsen
ISBN-10 9781439149058
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 273
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One hundred years ago, 40 cars lined up for the first Indianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won. The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was sweeping the country. Daring young men were driving automobiles at the astonishing speed of 75 miles per hour, testing themselves and their vehicles. With no seat belts, hard helmets or roll bars, the dangers were enormous. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, seven people were killed, some of them spectators. Oil-slicked surfaces, clouds of smoke, exploding tires, and flying grit all made driving extremely hazardous, especially with the open-cockpit, windshield-less vehicles. Bookmakers offered bets not only on who might win but who might survive. But this book is about more than a race--it is the story of America at the dawn of the automobile age, a country in love with speed, danger, and spectacle.--From publisher description.



Lone Star J R

Lone Star J  R Author Johnny Rutherford
ISBN-10 9781623684822
Release 2000-04
Pages 300
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With his signature Texas flag painted on his helmet, Johnny "J.R." Rutherford captured the hearts of racing fans all over the world during his stellar three-decade-long career. A versatile driver, he is world renowned for his record-breaking successes in the ultra-competitive world of Indy and Sprint cars. In Lone Star J.R., Johnny himself takes us on an exciting drive through his life and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the racing world. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1938, John Sherman Rutherford III did his duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years before beginning his legendary racing career in Texas. After overcoming a serious accident in 1966, in which he suffered two broken arms, he began to achieve his greatest success. J.R. relives his historic Indianapolis 500 wins (in 1974, 1976, and 1980) and explains the allure and excitement of racing in this personal look back at his storied racing career.



Haul Away

Haul Away Author Rob Duncan
ISBN-10 1463477104
Release 2005-03-15
Pages 120
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On a September day, an assortment of strangers from around the world gathered in San Diego for the voyage of a lifetime: a 75-day rounding of the dreaded Cape Horn on a square-rigged tall ship. Some were experienced sailors, some novices, but all dreamed of the Sailors Everest- surviving Cape Horn, and getting to wear the gold earring that is the age-old symbol of the Cape Horner.If they successfully completed the voyage, they would join an exclusive group of fewer than 500 living Cape Horners How did this group of strangers meld into an effective team, and ultimately a band of great friends? How did they overcome storms, fear, and interpersonal strains to achieve a lifes dream?Join management consultant and college instructor Rob Duncan as he recounts the voyage first-hand, and shares the teambuilding lessons he learned through the process of earning his own gold earring.Part management primer, part inspirational tale, this book will appeal to anyone who works in or manages teams, anyone who dreams of achieving a personal quest, and everyone who loves a good yarn.Haul Away! also contains useful lessons and worksheets that will help you to reach your own personal quest, whatever it may be.



Indy 500 Memories

Indy 500 Memories Author Art Garner
ISBN-10 1530313244
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 230
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More than 150 drivers, fans, celebrities and others share their personal stories and remembrances of the world's most famous auto race. Twenty different race winners representing more than 40 victories are among those sharing memories, including the greatest names in the sport: Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Rutherford, Cheever, Mears, Sullivan, Rahal, Montoya, Castroneves and Kanaan. Others include Gurney, Guthrie, Goodyear, Patrick, Power, Stewart, St. James and many more. The book is as much about dreams as it is memories, from A.J. Foyt listening to the 500 in his daddy's garage as young boy, to Bev Patrick bursting into tears as her daughter, Danica, becomes the first woman to lead the 500. There is laughter and tears, triumph and tragedy, ranging from Evi Gurney hiding under a stack of sweaty driver uniforms in the back of a car so she can sneak into Gasoline Alley, to Indy's darkest days in 1964 and 1973. The memories are full of surprises and unbridled honesty. "I felt like I was at the point of an arrow that was being hurled forward by a hurricane," recalled Eddie Cheever. "It was so violent, to control it for 500 miles and finish a race, I thought would be a miracle." Fans and family have always been an integral part of making the event "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and both are well represented in Indy 500 Memories. Whether the stories are about family traditions or secretly spreading a loved one's ashes on the Speedway's grounds, they are often as personal and interesting as those of the drivers. From the first memory by Mario Andretti, to the last one of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indy 500 Memories is sure to invoke surprise, laughter, tears and awe and is a must read for any racing fan.



The Curse of the Indy 500

The Curse of the Indy 500 Author Stan Sutton
ISBN-10 9781684350025
Release 2018-04-16
Pages 194
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On May 30, 1958, thousands of racing fans poured into the infield at dawn to claim the best seats of the Indianapolis 500, unaware that they were going to witness one of the most notorious wrecks in racing history. Seconds after the green flag, a game of chicken spiraled out of control into a fiery 16-car pile-up that claimed the life of 29-year-old Indiana native and rising star Pat O’Connor. The other drivers escaped death, but the tragic 1958 Indy 500 seemed to leave its mark on them: the surviving drivers were hounded by accidents and terrible crashes, and most would die at tracks around the country. But the tragedy also prompted new regulations and safety precautions like roll bars that would ultimately save hundreds of lives. In The Curse of Indy 500: 1958’s Tragic Legacy, veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton profiles the ill-fated race and the careers of the drivers involved, highlighting their lives in the dangerous world of auto racing.



Tales from the Indianapolis 500

Tales from the Indianapolis 500 Author Jack Arute
ISBN-10 9781613218822
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 224
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What’s it like to race across the blacktop of the nation’s most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection of tales takes readers inside the most thrilling race in America. Newly updated, Tales from the Indianapolis 500 captures horrific collisions and sweet victories from drivers past and present. With the 100th race approaching, the excitement and history of the Indy 500 will be on the mind of every racing fan. Author and renowned broadcaster Jack Arute exposes readers to a fast-paced world of high-speed thrills and unbelievable wipeouts. Beginning with his first encounter at the iconic race, along with stories from racing legends like Ray Harroun, and memorable races stretching up to the present day, Arute captures an entire culture of its own. NASCAR fans, whether young or old, will revel in the chance to experience the Indy 500 from within these pages. There’s no doubt readers will feel like they’re actually there! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.



The Indy 500

The Indy 500 Author Ron Dorson
ISBN-10 0393600076
Release 1974-05
Pages
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This book is not so much about racing as it is about race people. These are the people who do the racing, or run the races, or go to races, or hang around racing, or make money from racing. They are generally lively people, sharp-edged, with-it. This is a book about the Indianapolis style of auto racing, and the story is told from the participant's point of view.



Umbrella Mike

Umbrella Mike Author Brock Yates
ISBN-10 1560259663
Release 2007-06
Pages 206
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The true story of a heroic racecar driver who managed to thwart an evil Chicago mobster during the difficult years of the Depression.



Indy 500

Indy 500 Author Tom Carnegie
ISBN-10 0070506043
Release 1986
Pages 277
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Describes the cars, events, winners, and losers of the world's fastest and richest automobile race



The Ghosts of NASCAR

The Ghosts of NASCAR Author John Havick
ISBN-10 9781609381974
Release 2013-10
Pages 201
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Who won the first Daytona 500? Fans still debate whether it was midwestern champion Johnny Beauchamp, declared the victor at the finish line, or longtime NASCAR driver Lee Petty, declared the official winner a few days after the race. The Ghosts of NASCAR puts the controversial finish under a microscope. Author John Havick interviewed scores of people, analyzed film of the race, and pored over newspaper accounts of the event. He uses this information and his deep knowledge of the sport as it worked then to determine what probably happened. But he also tells a much bigger story: the story of how Johnny Beauchamp—and his Harlan, Iowa, compatriots, mechanic Dale Swanson and driver Tiny Lund—ended up in Florida driving in the 1959 Daytona race. The Ghosts of NASCAR details how the Harlan Boys turned to racing cars to have fun and to escape the limited opportunities for poor boys in rural southwestern Iowa. As auto racing became more popular and better organized in the 1950s, Swanson, Lund, and Beauchamp battled dozens of rivals and came to dominate the sport in the Midwest. By the later part of the decade, the three men were ready to take on the competition in the South’s growing NASCAR circuit. One of the top mechanics of the day, Swanson literally wrote the book on race cars at Chevrolet’s clandestine racing shop in Atlanta, Georgia, while Beauchamp and Lund proved themselves worthy competitors. It all came to a head on the brand-new Daytona track in 1959. The Harlan Boys’ long careers and midwestern racing in general have largely faded from memory. The Ghosts of NASCAR recaptures it all: how they negotiated the corners on dirt tracks and passed or spun out their opponents; how officials tore down cars after races to make sure they conformed to track rules; the mix of violence and camaraderie among fierce competitors; and the struggles to organize and regulate the sport. One of very few accounts of 1950s midwestern stock car racing, The Ghosts of NASCAR is told by a man who was there during the sport’s earliest days.



Why Winners Win

Why Winners Win Author Garner, Art
ISBN-10 1455614254
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Why Winners Win has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Why Winners Win also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Why Winners Win book for free.



Silent Speedways of the Carolinas

Silent Speedways of the Carolinas Author Perry Allen Wood
ISBN-10 9781476602615
Release 2007-01-09
Pages 308
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NASCAR held its first Strictly Stock race in Charlotte on June 19, 1949, and, in the following decades, dozens of large and small tracks throughout the Carolinas were home to a major NASCAR event. Called Grand National from 1950-1970, NASCAR's top circuit became the Winston Cup in 1971, and most of the dirt and small tracks were subsequently gutted from the schedule. Although a handful of those speedways tenuously held on through exploding popularity, and an influx of big corporate dollars, the transition to metropolitan markets and super speedways was inevitable. Some of the original tracks, like the North Wilkesboro Motor Speedway, still stand testament to the sport's not-too-distant past. Others, like the Charlotte Speedway, are long gone, leaving only memories and photographs. This is the story of every racetrack in North and South Carolina that held at least one big time race through 1971, but is no longer used for auto racing. Seven are one-race wonders, while others are as much racing legends as the sport's past champions. Chapters cover each track's big time history, from early background through its racing years to its current status. Included are the thrilling tales of the personalities and machines that shaped NASCAR's early days. Statistics chart every track's past winners, records, and wins by make. The 151 photographs give the reader a virtual tour of speedways that are often inaccessible or nonexistent.



The Race

The Race Author James McGuane
ISBN-10 9781613219164
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 280
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The Race: Inside the Indy 500 examines in words and pictures this highly evolved auto-racing spectacle, which is hosting the 100th running in 2016. Author James McGuane has spent ten years working to capture the history of the Indy 500, which is loved my millions, and create a “top-to-bottom” and “start-to-finish” look at this heart-racing extravaganza. The author has used both camera and notepad to dive into the exclusive domain known as “Gasoline Alley.” McGuane addresses topics including the painstaking engineering of the cars; the high-stress training of the drivers; and the split-second actions of the race-car teams to keep the vehicles in meticulous condition. Indy’s past, present, and future are all revealed here. McGuane’s unrestricted access to racing greats, both past and present, offers a dazzling view of the racing life. He has developed and nurtured close contacts with senior Indy officials, drivers, and others connected to the race. Perfect for the avid motor-sports fan, this book includes interviews with many racing favorites, from Al Unser, Sr. to Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, and more. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.



The Physics of Nascar

The Physics of Nascar Author Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
ISBN-10 9781101213940
Release 2008-02-14
Pages 304
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A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America, with 75 million fans. Every NASCAR fan—at one time or another—asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you. In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races. Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car—and maybe occasionally looks under the hood--can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest. Readers, start your engines.