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On a cold February day in 1979, when most of the Northeast was snowed in by a blizzard, NASCAR entered the American consciousness with a dramatic telecast of the Daytona 500. It was the first 500-mile race to be broadcast live on national television and featured the heroes and legends of the sport racing on a hallowed track. With one of the wildest...
I've told @SI_MarkBechtel before how much this book inspired me and how I've wanted to cover Stock Car racing that resembled this era. Short tracks give us so much of what made the '79 Cup season great: Politically incorrect personalities, hard driving and consequential moments. – source
Matt WeaverJan 26, 2020