The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time Great Stock Car Racing Book

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The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time Great Stock Car Racing Book
Author Jerry Bledsoe
Language English
Genre Auto Racing
Publisher Down Home Press
Publication date
1975 (1st Edition) 1995 (20th Anniversary Edition)
Media type Paperback (Anniversary Edition)
Pages 335 (Anniversary Edition)
ISBN 1-878086-36-7
OCLC 32471682

The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time Great Stock Car Racing Book is a non-fiction book on early stock car racing written in 1973-1974. It was first published in 1975 by Doubleday.

The book revolves around the 1972 Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC, with historical pieces and driver interviews in between.

In the 20th Anniversary Edition introduction, Bledsoe notes that the first edition barely sold enough to cover the publishing and marketing costs. "Well, it was well received by critics," Bledsoe states, "several of whom said it lived up to its title. A couple called it a classic work on the subject, and to be a classic, it has to stay around, right?" One reader admitted to paying $85 for the first edition, which prompted Bledsoe to put out the anniversary edition in 1995, published by Down Home Press.

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