the spectacle celebrating the history of the indianapolis 500

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The Spectacle

Author : Chris Workman
ISBN : 0996286950
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Often called "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indianapolis 500 is celebrating its historic 100th running in 2016. This illustrated picture book provides kids with a entertaining & educating historical perspective on the track, cars, drivers, and personalities that have shaped a century of thrilling events.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Author : Ralph Kramer
ISBN : 9781440221576
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"In is religion. The Speedway is our temple. That's the best way I can explain my worship for Indianapolis." - Mario Andretti, racing legend Officially licensed in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing tells the compelling story of the most renowned racing venue in the world, capturing moments, big and small, that mark the Speedway's first century and spotlight the people who made the speedway what it is today.

Josef The Indy Car Driver

Author : Chris Workman
ISBN : 0996286934
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Apex Legends has collaborated with Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden for this high-speed children's book experience! Inspired by Josef's own personal journey from his start in karting to driving in Indy car, this book will mix on-track action with education about the series.

Indy 500

Author : Nancy Roe Pimm
ISBN : 1581960239
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the history of the Indy 500 and describes the cars, engines, drivers, pit stops, flags, and crashes found at the race.

Kyle Loves Racing

Author : Chris Workman
ISBN : 0996286942
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kyle Loves Racing is the true story of a young boy name Kyle Larson who falls in love with racing, begins driving at age 7 and goes on to become a race-winning NASCAR driver. The book is being created in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson. The book will read in a similar manner to Apex Legends' successful book, "Josef, The Indy Car Driver," by including Kyle's story of how he moved up through the ranks of dirt track racing into the NASCAR support series and ultimately winning his first NASCAR race. The book is designed to help educate young kids about racing and to show them that they can chase their dreams and become a driver too

Black Noon The Year They Stopped The Indy 500

Author : Art Garner
ISBN : 9781250017789
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.

Blood And Smoke

Author : Charles Leerhsen
ISBN : 9781439149058
Genre : History
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One hundred years ago, 40 cars lined up for the first Indianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won. The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was sweeping the country. Daring young men were driving automobiles at the astonishing speed of 75 miles per hour, testing themselves and their vehicles. With no seat belts, hard helmets or roll bars, the dangers were enormous. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, seven people were killed, some of them spectators. Oil-slicked surfaces, clouds of smoke, exploding tires, and flying grit all made driving extremely hazardous, especially with the open-cockpit, windshield-less vehicles. Bookmakers offered bets not only on who might win but who might survive. But this book is about more than a race--it is the story of America at the dawn of the automobile age, a country in love with speed, danger, and spectacle.--From publisher description.

James Allison

Author : Sigur E. Whitaker
ISBN : 9780786486397
Genre : Transportation
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Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison’s involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop’s construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission.

Chasing Checkers

Author : Christopher Hinchcliffe
ISBN : 0995241503
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Teddy "Chex" Clark has been racing cars since he was seven. He's always dreamed of driving professionally. But when an old friend calls him out of the blue and offers him the chance to make his dream a reality, Teddy can't help but ask himself--is he ready? From his first go-kart race to his days at racing academy, the road to the biggest race in Teddy's life is anything but smooth. Along the way, he makes friends who support and shape him as a driver, and he battles those who will do anything to stand in his way. He discovers secrets about his past that force him to question his destiny. And when he's confronted with the dangerous realities of racing at the highest level, Teddy must face the ultimate question: is it all worth it? __________ Christopher Hinchcliffe draws inspiration from the life of his brother, Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, to tell an exciting and moving story that pulls you into the driver's seat for a ride you'll never forget.

Lone Star J R

Author : Johnny Rutherford
ISBN : 9781623684822
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With his signature Texas flag painted on his helmet, Johnny "J.R." Rutherford captured the hearts of racing fans all over the world during his stellar three-decade-long career. A versatile driver, he is world renowned for his record-breaking successes in the ultra-competitive world of Indy and Sprint cars. In Lone Star J.R., Johnny himself takes us on an exciting drive through his life and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the racing world. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1938, John Sherman Rutherford III did his duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years before beginning his legendary racing career in Texas. After overcoming a serious accident in 1966, in which he suffered two broken arms, he began to achieve his greatest success. J.R. relives his historic Indianapolis 500 wins (in 1974, 1976, and 1980) and explains the allure and excitement of racing in this personal look back at his storied racing career.

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