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« on: January 20, 2009, 12:40:45 AM »

just finished reading a book that cheryl had recommended over the summer months, driving with the devil, by neil thompson. great insight to the people behind nascar and they way bill france basically "took" the empire from the peasants and made it his own. being the grandson of a former bootlegger from the nashville area, i heard tons of stories about how they would run south on firday, race on saturday and sunday, come home on sunday night with a banged up car, no one the wiser that they were running shine north. but somehow they seem larger than life now. nasczar has really done everything in their power to make sure that the history of the sport was written the way they wanted it.
a few of the orignal players got to play along for awhile but most of them tired of big bill and his bullying ways. for a sport that has it roots in the deep south, they sure are giving it a hollywood makeover.


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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 09:56:21 AM »

Ken, I have also read the book.  I enjoyed the rich history of the early years of the sport before the start of NASCAR.

It's funny that the same organization that buried its moonshine roots now allows teams to take money from Jack Daniels, Crown Royal and so on.
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Buddy Wayne Barefoot, unhappy with Baby Brian's handiwork, finds his true passion.Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 02:53:11 PM »

I've read teh book also, and thought it was great.

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