The heart and soul of NASCAR is bared in this collection of stories from people intimately involved in stock car racing. Best-selling author Peter Golenbock interviewed a wide range of known and not-so-well-known players in the NASCAR game, ranging from the feisty female racer from the 1950s, Louise Smith, to the legendary champion Fred Lorenzen and announcer Benny Parsons.
Golenbock draws incredible stories from these people, and has assembled a collection of stories that tells the tale of not only NASCAR's transformation from a regional backwater sport to an empire, but also brings to light new twists on the most dramatic stories of the sport.
Golenbock's interviews pull out the human side of the men and women of racing, offering an intimate glimpse of life on and off the track.
"Peter Golenbock exploits his impressive interviewing skills to take a fascinating peek behind the curtain of one of America's greatest sporting empires."
-Brock Yates, Editor-at-large, Car and Driver
"Peter brings the reader into the living room, seated beside him on the couch, as he interviews some of the most significant personalities in NASCAR. If you've been turned on to NASCAR over the past ten years, you owe it to yourself to read NASCAR Confidential."
-Tom Cotter, author, Holman-Moody: The Legendary Race Team
"I've been involved in NASCAR for over 30 years and I discovered things in this book I honestly didn't know. Once I started reading, I simply couldn't put it down."
-Ben White, Senior Editor, NASCAR Illustrated