Stockton 99 Speedway

Author: Bill Poindexter
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439643873
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Fans have seen it all in 64 years of racing at Stockton 99 Speedway. The quarter-mile bullring on the east side of this rowdy port city in Northern California has been the site for 44 divisions of racing, from the Jalopy division of the 1950s to the all-time quickest lap in speedway history, which was wheeled by Johnny Brazil, a legendary local lead foot whose hot laps in a Super Modified fire breather on the night of June 1, 1985, left a normally boisterous gathering hypnotized in jaw-dropping silence as the scoreboard logged quick time after quick time, finally dipping under 12 seconds before bottoming out at 11.899. Stockton 99 has served as a stepping stone for a future Daytona 500 champion (Ernie Irvan) and as a Saturday-night getaway for local hot shoes who saved their pennies just to keep their rods running for the one thing they loved to do on a Saturday night: race. The old track flat-lined in 2006--at the age of 60, stricken by development--but was shocked back to life in 2009 and again is hosting races in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

All American Speedway

Author: Bill Poindexter
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467130052
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It began as a rodeo arena with bucking broncos entertaining an annual gathering for the Placer County Fair in Roseville, California, about 10 miles east of Sacramento. The rodeo grounds eventually gave way to a different kind of horsepower in 1955, when a dirt track was built. The original Roseville Speedway later became All American Speedway. The surface was paved in 1972, and three years later, its signature race, the Rose Classic, was born. Future NASCAR drivers Ernie Irvan, Mike Skinner, and more visited the track. The Rose Classic went away in the early 1990s, but NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action lives on each year.

Dover International Speedway

Author: Chad Culver
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439645329
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In the fertile farmlands of Delaware, there is a monster--a one-mile, concrete oval that has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest NASCAR® tracks since its first race in 1969. Built upon a farmer's field and airstrip, Dover International Speedway has a story filled with dreams and determination. From Richard Petty's first win at the speedway in 1969 through today's modern NASCAR heroes, "The Monster Mile" has witnessed some of racing's most memorable moments and continues to provide some of the best racing in NASCAR to this day. Many rare images have been gathered to provide a never-before-seen look at this historic speedway. Take a journey through time on one of the toughest, fastest, and most unique tracks ever built.

Rockingham Speedway

Author: Rick Houston
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439643644
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Located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, Rockingham Speedway opened in 1965. The legendary Curtis Turner made his return to NASCAR® with a victory in the track's inaugural event in 1965, while local favorite Benny Parsons clinched the 1973 championship here. A 1994 victory at Rockingham clinched that year's NASCAR championship for Dale Earnhardt. It was his seventh title, tying Earnhardt with Richard Petty for most in the sport's history. The facility formerly known as North Carolina Motor Speedway and respectfully nicknamed "The Rock" experienced a rebirth under the direction of new owner Andy Hillenburg. Rockingham Speedway showcases the rich NASCAR history of this North Carolina track.

Literature Composition

Author: Carol Jago
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457682513
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The only book designed specifically for the AP® Literature and Composition course is back and even better. Organized thematically to put meaning first, Literature & Composition offers a wide variety of classic and current literature, plus all of the support students need to analyze and write about it—for assignments and on the AP® Literature Exam. The book is divided into two parts: instructional chapters that teach students the skills they need for success in an AP® Literature course, and thematic chapters the let students explore amazing literature while honing their reading, writing, and analysis skills. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Darlington Raceway

Author: Cathy Elliott
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439641889
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Some facilities are so special that they literally define their sport. Stock car racing as it is known today did not exist until one man, armed with a vision and a willingness to get his hands dirty, constructed a race track in the middle of a South Carolina peanut field. More than six decades later, Darlington Raceway is still considered one of the crown jewels of racing. "The Lady in Black" is home to the largest margin of victory in NASCAR® history and its closest-ever finish. The legendary track has been the proving ground for every superstar of the sport.

White Girl Bleed a Lot

Author: Colin Flaherty
Publisher: Wnd Books
ISBN: 9781938067068
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"Beat Whitey Night, the Knockout Game, flash mobs, flash robs, and black-on-white crime-or as one social worker put it, kids just "blowing off steam"--Are evidence of the persistent racial violence in modern-day America. More shocking, though, is the willingness of authority figures and the media to deny, ignore, explain away, and condone this violence. In this latest edition of 'White Girl Bleed a Lot', award-winning reporter Colin Flaherty breaks the code of silence on the explosion of racial violence in more than one-hundred cities since 2010 and makes an undeniable case for one of the largest and most underreported problems facing American today"--Page 4 of cover.

The Games Presidents Play

Author: John Sayle Watterson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884252
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Praise for Watterson's College Football: "Watterson painstakingly details the development from an overly rough, rugby-like battle to the highly organized, semiprofessional game of today." -- Library Journal "Working with an impressive assortment of historical materials and documents, Watterson documents how, over the years, reformers have made the game less hazardous for players and more exciting for spectators." -- Christian Science Monitor

Lost Race Tracks

Author: Gordon Eliot White
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583880845
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Americans have raced on more than 6,000 racetracks, road courses and drag strips, at home and abroad, since an American Duryea and a German Benz met in the snow in Chicago in 1895. A few more than 1,200 still exist or are still used today. The rest have disappeared under shopping centers, airports and housing developments - or simply into the mists of time.Included here are the best remembered, the most important and the most interesting of those tracks, along with some that are remembered only by local historians. Come along for the ride and rediscover the heritage of automobile racing.

Dirt Track Auto Racing 1919 1941

Author: Don Radbruch
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786417250
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Prior to World War I, auto racing featured expensive machines and teams financed by auto factories. The teams toured the country, and most of the races were held in large cities, so the vast majority of Americans never saw a race. All this changed after World War I, though, and in the 1920s and 1930s there were approximately 1,000 dirt tracks in the United States and Canada. The dirt tracks offered small-time racing--little prize money and minimal publicity--but people loved it. This pictorial history documents dirt track racing, with what are today called sprint cars, around the United States from 1919 to 1941. Information on dirt track racing in Canada during this time is also provided. Regionally divided chapters detail the drivers, tracks, and specific races of each area of the country. Some of the drivers went on to win fame and fortune while others faded into obscurity. Tracks included well known facilities as well as out-of-the-way sites few people had ever heard of. The cars ranged from state of the art machines to the more common home built specials based on Model T or Model A Ford parts. Taken together, the drivers, tracks, and races of this era were instrumental in making auto racing the popular sport it is today.