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Stock Car Racing Guide: Biography

Research guide for stock car racing topics.

Sources of Biographical Information

Craft, John. Racing History: Legends of Stock Car Racing . Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, International, 1995.
Stock Car GV1032 .A1 C73 1995
Lengthy profiles, with photographs, of more than thirty early racers.

Cutter, Robert, and Bob Fendell. The Encyclopedia of Auto Racing Greats . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1973. Stock Car REF GV1032 .A1 C87
Excellent compilation of short biographies of people in all types of auto racing, including many early stock car racers.

Hunter, Don, and Ben White. American Stock Car Racers . Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1997.
Stock Car GV1032 .A1 H85 1997
One-page biographies, with many photographs, of drivers from Joe Weatherly to Jeff Gordon.

Moriarty, Frank. Superstars of Stock Car Racing . NY: MetroBooks, 1999. Stock Car GV1032 .A1 M67 1999
Brief biographies of drivers, from the early days to the emerging stars. Many illustrations.

Porter, David L., ed. Biographical Dictionary of American Sports. Outdoor Sports . NY: Greenwood Press, 1988. ASU REF GV697 .A1 B49. Also 1988-92 and 1992-95 Supplement volumes. REF GV697 .A1B 494 1992/1995
Includes signed biographies of stock car drivers, with short lists of additional sources of information.

Schaller, Bob. Top Stars of NASCAR . Volume 1. Grand Island, NE: Cross Training Publishing, 1999.
Stock Car GV1032 .A1 S33 1999 v.1.
Breezy profiles of twenty-four modern drivers, from John Andretti to Darrell Waltrip.


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