Originally posted by Mark Godfrey
Mark, if you have not already, have a look at Greg Fielden's Forty Years of Stock Car Racing series:
Vol I The Beginning 1949-1958
Vol II Superspeedway Boom 1959 -1964
Vol III Big Bucks & Boycotts 1965-1971
Vol IV Modern Era 1972-1989
Forty Plus Four 1990-1993
Real Racers NASCAR's most exciting era
He also did a couple of books that are now out of print: Rumblin’ Ragtops and High Speed at Low Tide.
Thanks. I have most of those (the first 5), along with his one volume summary, NASCAR Chronicle, which, while lacking in depth, hits the high points of each year and is nicely illustrated.
Fielden's works may never be matched. As popular as NASCAR as become, no one has really come close to equaling his achievement, and I'm beginning to fear that no one has the interest.