Books: NASCAR Then & Now

Starting from suggestions written on napkins at a December 1947 meeting came the roots of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). A new book by Ben White documents the ripple of an idea that grew into a tsunami.? NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and a cast of colorful characters are portrayed NASCAR Then & Now by Ben White.

Featuring 260 color and black and white photos by Nigel Kinrade and from the collection of Smyle Media, NASCAR Then & Now is a ?must have? book for any stock car racing enthusiast.

The book captures all the elements of America?s top motorsport events with chapters on the drivers, teams, fans, cars, tracks, preparation and the races themselves.

Current details and photos contrast with historical documentation to entertain and inform the reader, so you can see the difference between a pit stop in the 1960 and the lightening fast precision a tire change today.

The 144-page hardcover books is a large 9 by 10 inch format.? It is on sale at bookstores now for $25 or online from the publisher at

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