Whenever a book purports to provide an “inside story” of an organization – especially one like NASCAR that can circle the wagons pretty tightly when it needs to – the obvious first question is who the book’s author is and how he got his inside access.
In the foreword to his book – the second NASCAR anthology under the Chicken Soup for the Soul label – Darrell Waltrip says, “the people who read the stories shared in this book will be impacted in some way.”
You may not recognize her name, but Liz Allison, author of this entertaining NASCAR track guidebook, has a very personal connection to the world of stock car racing. She was married to driver Davey Allison – the oldest son of NASCAR legend Bobby Allison – who died in a helicopter crash in 1993.
They say there’s at least one book in all of us, and while in my case I don’t think that number is one – far from it – I can’t help but feel NASCAR Business PR man Andrew Giangola beat me to the punch, at least with this particular subject matter. The Weekend Starts on …
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and, in the case of Humpy Wheeler’s autobiography, it is literally true.