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Hard Driving

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Hard Driving by Brian Donovan
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Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man's dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport.Wendell Scott figured he was signing up for trouble when he became nascar's version of Jackie Robinson in the segregated 1950s. Some speedways refused to let him race. And after a bigoted promoter refused to pay him, Scott appealed directly to the sport's founder, nascar czar Bill France Sr.France made a promise Scott would never forget - that nascar would never treat him with prejudice.

Author Biography

Brian Donovan, a former Newsday investigative reporter, has won more than forty journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and Columbia University's Paul Tobenkin Award for reporting on racial and ethnic intolerance. Driving on the EMRA Vanderbilt Cup circuit, he has won a season championship, as well as a track championship at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway and dozens of races from Canada to West Virginia. He gained exclusive access to Wendell Scott over the last fourteen months of his life and interviewed more than two hundred individuals to capture this epic, previously untold American story. He lives on Long Island.
Release date Australia
April 8th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Steerforth Press
Pages
311
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9781586421601
Product ID
3388519

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