WHEELS by Paul Hemphill
A Season on Nascar's Winston Cup Circuit

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Focuses on the drama of the 1996 thirty-one-race season as forty-five-year-old Dale Earnhardt aimed to break the legendary Richard Petty's record for championship seasons, while the upstart twenty-four-year-old Jeff Gordon sought to beat Earnhardt and earn his first championship. 35,000 first printing."

About Paul Hemphill

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Paul Hemphill is a prolific journalist, sportswriter, and novelist. The author of ten books, he has focused much of his writing career on the blue-collar South and its working-class denizens. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Published June 4, 1997 by Simon & Schuster. 352 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Beginning with February's Speedweeks, a two-week gearhead bacchanal leading up to the circuit's first stop, the Daytona 500, and climaxing with the NAPA 500 in mid-November, NASCAR's Winston Cup series (the classiest of the stock-car racing circuits, named for its cigarette-producing sponsor) vis...

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The 1996 season of the National Assoction for Stock Car Auto Racing was the 48th in NASCAR history and Hemphill (Long Gone) covers it winningly from early January at Daytona Beach in Florida to Decemb

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