Charlotte Motor Speedway
From granite to gold, get in the groove with racing journalist Deb Williams as she traces the history of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Engines first roared at the speedway in 1960, and since then, the track has been home to some of NASCAR's greatest races and most honored drivers ever. Williams looks at early challenges as well as how Bruton Smith and Humpy Wheeler took charge in 1975 and together sculpted one of the most famous racetracks in America as hosts of the Coca-Cola 600 and Sprint All-Star race. Williams also explores when the track became the first modern superspeedway to host night racing and thousands of excited race fans watched their favorite drivers swap paint under the North Carolina night sky. Softcover, 160 pages (plus a 16-page color-photo insert), $19.95.