WD Washburn Hickory Motor Speedway

ISBN 13: 9781931058100

Hickory Motor Speedway

 
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Tarheel Press is proud to announce the long-awaited history of the "Hickory Motor Speedway," affectionately known as "The World's Most Famous Short Track." This book is the definitive history of a raceway that helped spawn the birth of NASCAR and dozens of its legends.

Drivers such as Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, and the Houstons recollect their days banging fenders on the track that was literally laid out by the heel of a boot.

Team owner Gary Hargett remembers his days fielding cars for Harry Gant and the Earnhardts and shares his rare photos. Discover what role the track played in the formation of NASCAR, and go behind the scenes to examine the legacy of some local bootleggers.

This book contains dozens of never-before-published photographs, first-hand recollections of the drivers, and even detailed setups for the various types of cars used on the track today. Over the past half century, Hickory Motor Speedway has earned its rightful place in the history of motorsports. From the very first race to the Saturday night races of today, this is the story of the historic speedway as told by those who were there.

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"Hickory Motor Speedway," won a 2003 PICA Special Judges Award in the Soft Cover category.
"Hickory Motor Speedway," was cataolged in the 2003 North Carolina Historical Review

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This book is the definitive history of a raceway that helped spawn the birth of NASCAR and dozens of its legends. Drivers such as Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, and the Houston family recollect their days banging fenders on the track that was literally laid out with the heel of a boot. Team owner Gary Hargett shares his rare photos and fondly recalls his memories of fielding cars for Harry Gant and the Earnhardts.

In addition to these memories, discover what role the track played in the formation of NASCAR, and go behind the scenes to examine the legacy of some local bootleggers. This book contains dozens of never-before-published photographs, first-hand recollections of the drivers, and even detailed setups for the various types of cars used on the track today. Over the past half century, Hickory Motor Speedway has earned its rightful place in the history of motorsports. From the very first race to the Nationwide Series today, this is the story behind the track, as told by those who were there.

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