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Short Track Driving Techniques

Author : Butch Miller
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Stock Car Driving Techniques

Author : Don Alexander
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Racing Driver Sourcebook

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Horsehide Pigskin Oval Tracks and Apple Pie

Author : James A. Vlasich
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This work brings together 16 of the best presentations on sport from the conferences of the Popular Culture Association. Topics include baseball (the 1941 World Series, the career of Stan Musial, Italian Americans in the game, and Japanese players), golf (Tiger Woods, and the culture wars over women at Augusta National), football (integration at UCLA, the controversy over the Indian mascot at Florida State, and the creation of the New Orleans Saints), auto racing (the revival of dirt tracks, racing’s roots in Virginia, NASCAR in Eastern Iowa, and the NASCAR fan), and sports and men (marketing in hockey, social class and fishing, and Muhammad Ali’s last stand). Together the essays demonstrate that sports are deeply woven into the fabric of American culture—a tapestry of society with all its heroism and triumph, failures and flaws. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Winning in Reverse

Author : Bill Lester
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The amazing and dramatic story of Bill Lester, one of the most well-known NASCAR drivers in history—and a pioneer whose determination and spirit has paved the way for a new generation of racers. NASCAR has traditionally been a southern, white man’s sports, but it was knocked off its axis when Bill Lester entered the playing field. Bill did not grow up in the sport as so many other drivers had. He enjoyed racing as a side hobby while he worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard until, at the age of 40, and while standing on the brink of peril or promise, he quit his job to pursue racing full time. Blessed with natural talent, Bill still had a trifecta of odds against him: he was black, he was middle aged, and he wasn’t a southerner. Bill was not the quintessential “good old boy” that NASCAR was used to seeing and many fans did not hide their contempt for him. Bill Lester rose above it all, as did his rankings, and he made history time and time again, becoming the first African American to race in NASCAR’s Busch Series, the first to participate in the Nextel Cup and the first to win a Pole Positon start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In Winning In Reverse, Bill reveals how he came to love working on muscle cars as a child, racing in the streets as a teenager, getting married, pursuing amateur racing and then finally transitioning to the pros. Readers will be inspired by Bill's inspirational and encouraging voice and the conviction that fills each page. Whether you are contemplating a career or lifestyle change, challenging social norms, or struggling against prejudice or bigotry, Winning in Reverse is a story for sports fans and readers everywhere about the power of perserverance in the face of adversity.

Going Faster

Author : Carl Lopez
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This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Hot Rod

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All about Motor Sports

Author : Dave Taube
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The race fan and beginner's complete guide.

The Complete Book of NASCAR Stock Car Racing

Author : Lyle Kenyon Engel
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Silent Thunder

Author : Leonard W. Miller
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Every once in a while, a story comes along that enrages, enlightens and inspires all at once. Silent Thunder, the highly anticipated memoir of legendary auto racing veteran Len Miller is one such story. It offers a rare and surprising inside look at the struggles and triumphs of some of the most courageous men and women in motorsports -- African Americans. Whether you're a racing fan or a black history enthusiast, the author's deeply personal chronicle of his remarkable forty-year career as a manager and owner of African American teams is a gripping testimonial to the empowered underdog in all of us. From inside the pits where resourcefulness defines victory or defeat, to behind the wheel with nothing but the smell of adrenaline and fear, to the plush upholstered offices of corporate sponsors where truth can be treacherous, Silent Thunder is an engrossing read that moves at lightening speed. The author also shares fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes featuring such names as Howard Cosell, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Skip Barber, Clarence Thomas, Malcolm Durham, Wendell Scott, Linda Lovelace, Don King, and many others. Len Miller's narrative acumen is eclipsed only by his engrossing honesty. Silent Thunder is a compelling window into the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of injustice, humiliation, and even cruelty. Yet, while it exposes the underbelly of racism and elitism in one of America's most beloved sports, it also celebrates the hope and possibility for change. Book jacket.

Black Enterprise

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A Study of the Kinesiology of the Accepted Techniques Involved in Track and Field Activities

Author : Howard Sturtevant Kelsey
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Road Track

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Annual Index Abstracts of Sae Technical Papers 2002

Author : Society of Automotive Engineers
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Car and Driver

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Playboy s Guide to Rallying Racing and Sports Car Driving

Author : William Neely
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Short Line Techniques to Improve Financial Viability of Light Density Lines

Author : R.L. Banks & Associates
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Investigation was made to determine the extent to which the operating and management techniques employed by short lines could be applied to improve the financial viability of Class I railroad branch lines either through adaptation or conversion of branch to short lines. Pertinent literature was analyzed and extensive field studies of six branch and six comparable short lines were undertaken. Data and information were evaluated and these indicated that the financial posture of branch lines could be improved if certain short line operating and marketing practices were utilized on branch lines.

Road and Track

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Model Cars

Author : Earl
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Captioned illustrations and diagrams explain how to build and paint model kits and set up a slot-car racetrack. Also explains how radio-controlled cars work.

Ocular Measures of Driver Alertness

Author : R. J. Carroll (ed)
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This report presents the proceedings of a technical conference on ocular measures of driver alertness, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Vehicle Safety Research. The purpose of this conference was to (1) share recent FHWA/NHTSA findings regarding the validity of eye-based measures of driver alertness, (2) share recent FHWA and NHTSA technology developments in this area, (3) identify and provide information about other Research and Technology studies relevant to in-vehicle alertness monitoring, (4) review the overall state-of-the-art of in-vehicle alertness monitoring, (5) review concepts for feedback of alertness information to drivers and other proposed features of the driver-vehicle interface, and (6) review concepts for the successful and user-acceptable introduction of in-vehicle alertness monitoring systems to commercial motor carrier fleets. The conference, held at the Hyatt-Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia on April 26-27, 1999, was attended by representatives of several countries, several U.S. Department of Transportation agencies, the car and truck industry, the insurance industry, and safety advocacy groups, as well as academic researchers, and product inventors/manufacturers. It featured the latest technologies and techniques in fatigue detection and management via direct in-vehicle observation of eye activity. Validation techniques, field testing, driver acceptance and fleet integration were also discussed.