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In The Great American Gamble, award-winning journalist and NASCAR

In The Great American Gamble, award-winning journalist and NASCAR. com lead writer Joe Menzer takes you to the infield to witness this pivotal moment in NASCAR history through the eyes of those who made it happen. Joe Menzer has done an excellent job in telling the story of one ofNASCAR's most important races, a tale that includes the vibrant storiesof the cast of characters who participated. Mike Hembree, NASCAR Scene.

In The Great American Gamble, award-winning journalist and NASCAR. While NASCAR considers 1972 the start of its "modern era" an argument can be made that the 1979 Daytona 500 really does begin the modern era. Why ?

In The Great American Gamble, award-winning journalist and NASCAR. Why ?

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Great American Gamble book. The Great American Gamble tells the gripping tale of the event that instead made NASCAR the multibillion dollar powerhouse it is today: the 1979 Daytona 500.

One of NASCAR's greatest stories is brought to life in this meticulous, highly entertaining replay of the day that changed everything for the sport. One of NASCAR's greatest stories is brought to life in this meticulous, highly entertaining replay of the day that changed everything for the sport. -Lars Anderson, Sports Illustrated ""Joe Menzer has done an excellent job in telling the story of one ofNASCAR's most important races, a tale that includes the vibrant storiesof the cast of characters who participated.

The Great American Gamble tells the gripping tale of the event that instead made NASCAR the multibillion dollar powerhouse it is today: the 1979 Daytona 500. Based on new interviews with all the major drivers in the race andothers involved, including Richard Petty, crew chief Dale. Based on new interviews with all the major drivers in the race andothers involved, including Richard Petty, crew chief Dale Inman andKyle Petty, Bobby Allison and Donnie Allison, Cale Yarborough, BennyParsons, Junior Johnson, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, A. J. Foyt, Ned Jarrett, Humpy Wheeler, Ken Squier, Richard Childress, Jim Hunter, David Pearson, Doug Rice, Ricky Rudd, Geoffrey Bodine, Sterling Marlin, Marvin Panch, Leonard.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. "e;One of NASCAR's greatest stories is brought to life in this meticulous, highly entertaining replay of the day that changed everything for the sport. e;-Lars Anderson, Sports Illustrated"e;Joe Menzer has done an excellent job in telling the story of one ofNASCAR's most important races, a tale that includes the vibrant storiesof the cast of characters who participated. e;-Mike Hembree, NASCAR Scene"e;A magnificent book, one that should be in the library of every diehard race fa. e;-Jerry Bonkowski, National NASCAR.

One of NASCAR's greatest stories is brought to life in this meticulous, highly entertaining replay of the day that changed everything for the sport.—Lars Anderson, Sports Illustrated

""Joe Menzer has done an excellent job in telling the story of one ofNASCAR's most important races, a tale that includes the vibrant storiesof the cast of characters who participated.""—Mike Hembree, NASCAR Scene

""A magnificent book, one that should be in the library of every diehard race fan.""—Jerry Bonkowski, National NASCAR columnist, Yahoo! Sports and on-air personality, Sirius NASCAR Radio

It could so easilyhave been a disaster . . .

Everyone knew it, from CBS executives and owners of local CBS affiliates to NASCAR founder Big Bill French to driver and NASCAR booster Darrell Waltrip. If anything went wrong with the first-ever live, start-to-finishbroadcast of America's premier stock car race, a lot of people were going to lose a lot of money. It would also be the last-ever live broadcast of a NASCAR event. The Great American Gamble tells the gripping tale of the event that instead made NASCAR the multibillion dollar powerhouse it is today: the 1979 Daytona 500.

Based on new interviews with all the major drivers in the race andothers involved, including Richard Petty, crew chief Dale Inman andKyle Petty, Bobby Allison and Donnie Allison, Cale Yarborough, BennyParsons, Junior Johnson, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, A. J. Foyt, Ned Jarrett, Humpy Wheeler, Ken Squier, Richard Childress, Jim Hunter, David Pearson, Doug Rice, Ricky Rudd, Geoffrey Bodine, Sterling Marlin, Marvin Panch, Leonard Wood, Eddie Wood, Larry McClure, and Michael Waltrip,this is the ultimate, high-octane account of the most important race inNASCAR history.


Comments: (4)

Brialelis
While NASCAR considers 1972 the start of its "modern era" an argument can be made that the 1979 Daytona 500 really does begin the modern era. Why ? Television.Pure and simple.NASCAR finally convinced a network that having green flag to checkered flag live coverage was the way to go.With the official NASCAR logo on the cover you know going in there will be nary a word of criticism or controversy.Not a lot of "heavy lifting" here,I knocked this out in a plane ride from Boston to Billings Montana.Joe Menzer does a nice job interviewing the key people.Regrettably,"Big Bill" and "Little Bill" France are both deceased and were unable to talk about the dealings that made all this happen. The interviews with Richard and Kyle Petty were especially good.The Allisons,Buddy Baker (1980 winner and my all-time favorite driver),Cale Yarbrough,AJ Foyt and Darell Waltrip also shared their stories.Reading about Dale and Benny Parsons was bittersweet.There is one very curious error.The author states that Geoff Bodine is from Bellingham Massachusetts. Huh ? The Bodines are from Chemung New York. Overall this is a good read that even a casual NASCAR fan will enjoy.
Purebinder
When I first heard about this book I wondered why we needed another book about Daytona. But since I have them all I went ahead and bought it the first week it was available. I am so glad I did! Being able to see the 1979 Daytona 500 from so many points of view demonstrates for the first time on the printed page all of the reasons why this race was so important in NASCAR's and racing's history. The story-telling style makes it a pleasant and easy read. Every racing fan should make this book required reading.
Meztihn
A thorough account of one of NASCAR’s most memorable races, capably told through the eyes of several of its competitors as well as other prominent spectators. Like the race, it’s a great read from start to finish.
RUL
This could have been such a great book, but as I read I realized that I'd already read a lot of the stories in it. Almost word for word. A quick look at the bookshelf and I came up with The Wildest Ride: A History of NASCAR (or How a Bunch of Good Ol' Boys Built a Billion-Dollar Industry out of Wrecking Cars) by Joe Menzer, a great book on its own, but not good enough for the author to quote from his own work. I was among those who was snowed in and watched the 1979 Daytona 500, flag to flag, so the subject is one that I have an admitted interest in. The stories new to this book are fantastic, especially those with Kyle Petty, who helped crew the 43 car to the victory. It's the stories that have been rehashed from the old notes that drag down my rating. That's just lazy.
The Great American Gamble: How the 1979 Daytona 500 Gave Birth to a NASCAR Nation download epub
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Author: Joe Menzer
ISBN: 0470228695
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 1, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages