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Driving with the Devil Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

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ISBN-10: 1400082269

ISBN-13: 9781400082261

Edition: N/A

Authors: Neal Thompson

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“Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey and you go to jail.” —Junior Johnson, NASCAR legend and one-time whiskey runner Today’s NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans, which is growing bigger and more mainstream by the day. Part Disney, part Vegas, part Barnum & Bailey, NASCAR is also a multibillion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography, class, and gender. But dark secrets lurk in NASCAR’s past. Driving with the Deviluncovers for the first time the true story behind NASCAR’s distant, moonshine-fueled origins and paints a rich…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.87" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.748

Neal Thompson is a veteran journalist who has worked for the Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, and St. Petersburg Times, and whose magazine stories have appeared in Outside, Esquire, Backpacker, Mens Health, and The Washington Post Magazine. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, America's First Spaceman and Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels and the Birth of NASCAR. Thompson and his family live in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. Visit his website at