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The NASCAR Vault

The NASCAR Vault

An Official History Featuring Rare Collectibles from Motorsports Images and Archives

By H. A. Branham,and Buz McKim


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For the first time ever, NASCAR has opened its massive archives to the public, taking fans on a speed-defying journey through a national phenomenons evolution. The NASCAR Vault chronicles the astonishing growth of one of America's greatest obsessions, through more than 150 images and 26 NASCAR collectibles that will awe and delight racing fans. Features include NASCAR's first race report, NASCAR founder Bill France's 1938 Indianapolis 500 pit pass, and a ticket to Dale Earnhardt's first Daytona 500 victory. Dynamic photos will help readers relive the excitement of NASCAR from its early years through its enormous popularity today. Both authors have deep roots in racing, with Branham growing up a mile from the Indianapolis racetrack and McKim's father owning cars that competed in NASCAR in the 1950s. Finally, the story of NASCAR is being told the way it should be: in 3-D.

Removable replica documents include:
- NASCAR founder Bill France's 1938 Indianapolis 500 pit pass
- NASCAR's first race report
- NASCAR's 1948 Rules and Specifications brochure
- A race day program from legendary Bowman Gray Stadium
- An invitation from former President Jimmy Carter to the first-ever White House banquet honoring NASCAR
- A ticket to Dale Earnhardt's first Daytona 500 victory

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Size: 11-3/4 x 10-1/4 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
full-color throughout, 26 removable items
Format: Hardcover
Publication: February 2006
ISBN: 9780974848624
ISBN10: 097484862X
H.A. Branham is the communications manager for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. A former sports editor for the Tampa Tribune, he is also the author of Sampras: A Legend in the Works.

Buz McKim is the historic database coordinator for the NASCAR public relations department and was previously director of archives for the International Speedway Corporation.