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Bill Lazarus has been a veteran NASCAR historian whose book, The Sands of Time, Celebrating 100 years of Racing in Daytona, was first published in 2004. A second edition was published in 2016. A native of Maine, he served as a reporter and editor for several newspapers and magazines, spent five years as editorial manager for ISC Publications, producing programs for races, and has taught writing classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Community College and in high school.

Around the Turn

How stock car racing became one of the most popular sports in the United States.

Authored by William P. Lazarus

Race cars careening around yet another turn seem common-place today, but the sport had to maneuver around some daunting roadblocks just to get to the start-finish line and faces more in the future. In Around the Turn, NASCAR historian Bill Lazarus documents NASCAR’s greatest triumphs, and some of its more bizarre moments … *The first unofficial race, where six hardy drivers dodged snowballs and hypothermia. *The arrival of media savvy drivers like Richard Petty who nevertheless led a short-lived strike. *The growth in prestige from early derision to the surprise visit by President Ronald Reagan along with kings and Hollywood royalty. *The 1979 fistfight that sparked media interest and prompted widespread television coverage. *The roadblocks now facing NASCAR as it seeks a wider audience amid rising costs and growing competition. Around the Turn is a perfect companion volume to Sands of Time: Celebrating 100 Years of Racing (also by William P. Lazarus), taking readers on a wild ride through racing history.

Publication Date:
1541090934 / 9781541090934
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports

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