NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography

Benson, Michael. Stock Car Spectacular.
A look at the Wallaces, Bodines, Pettys and Waltrips as true racing families. Also includes an overview of the superstars and the typical day of a pit crew. Also includes and appendix of the Lifetime Leaders in Winston Cup Victories. New York: Crescent Books, 1995.

Blanchard, Elizabeth and Manly Wellman. The Story of America's Greatest Thoroughbred: The Life and Times of Sir Archie, 1805-1833.
Covers Sir Archie and his ancestors through their 28 year reign during America's great racing age. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Bledsoe, Jerry. The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time, Great, Stock Car Racing Book.
Humorous look at racing in the South. Racing is viewed from the driver, promoter and fan's perspective. A chapter on the Southern 500 is included. Bledsoe is a Asheboro, N.C. native. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1971. ISBN 0-385-004408-9

Burchard, M., and S. Burchard. Sports Hero, Richard Petty.
A superb bibliography of the famous North Carolina auto racing star. New York: Putnam, 1974.

Chapin, K. Fast as White Lightening: The story of stock car racing.
Covers the history of stock car racing in North Carolina and names the drivers. New York: Dial Press, 1981.

Golenbock, Peter. American Zoom: Stock Car Racing.
Has an excellent section on stock car racing in North Carolina. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1946. ISBN 0-02-544615-0

Golenbock, Peter. American Zoom: Stock Car Racing-From the Dirt Tracks to Daytona, 1993.
Covers the human side of stock car racing and North Carolina's role in it as told to the author by all the major drivers. ISBN 0-02-032782-X

Green, Ron. From Tobacco Road to Amen Corner: On Sports and Life.
Award winning Charlotte Observer columnist compiles his greatest articles on Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Football, Boxing, Racing, Pool and Politics. Covers some of the outstanding sports heroes in North Carolina. A superb collection of columns. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1990. ISBN 0-9624255-9-1

Vehorn, Frank. A Farewell to the King.
Paperback biography of stock car's winningest driver. A glance at the career of the man known as "The King" in stock car racing in North Carolina. A fine history and biography. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1992. ISBN 1-878086-12-X

White, Ben. Circle of Triumph.
Excellent history and anecdotes of Bobby Allison's career as a pioneer in the racing industry. Concord, N.C.: Griggs Publishing Company, 1993. LOC 92-082984

Wilkinson, Sylvia. Dirt Tracks to Glory: The Early Days of Stock Car Racing as Told by the Participants.
Profiles 13 racers who were pioneers in NASCAR, including Linda Vaughn, "the Speed Queen." The author is a Durham native and a graduate of UNC-G. One of the earliest female writers on stock car racing. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 1983. ISBN 0-912697-04-0

Wilkinson, S. Stock Cars.
Pictures and stories of stock cars in North Carolina. Chicago, Ill.: Children's Press, 1981.

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