Flat Out and Half Turned Over: Tales from Pit Road with Buddy Baker

Flat Out and Half Turned Over: Tales from Pit Road with Buddy Baker

by Buddy Baker, David Poole


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In Flat Out and Half Turned Over, driving phenomenon Buddy Baker details the most hilarious collection of racing stories, memories, and anecdotes ever published. Read about the bumps and brawls; the blood, sweat, and tears; and the practical jokes that happen behind the scenes from the very drivers, owners, crew chiefs, and pit crew that make up the heart and soul of stock car racing. In this book, readers will find names like Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough, and Tiny Lund, along with racing icons Petty and Earnhardt. Flat Out and Half Turned Over is a must-read for racing buffs of all kind!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613213551
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,134,727
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Buddy Baker began racing cars at age eighteen until the early ’90s. Best known for his record-breaking speed in the 1980 Daytona 500, he eventually became a NASCAR color commentator for TNN Motorsports. He currently helps run the Buck Baker Racing School in Rockingham, North Carolina.

David Poole was a motorsports writer for the Charlotte Observer for twelve years, traveling around the country more than thirty weekends a year covering NASCAR’s top series and teams. He also wrote several books on NASCAR, including Tim Richmond: The Fast and Remarkable Times of NASCAR’s Top Gun. He passed away in 2009.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Buck 1

2 Mother Margaret 8

3 Let's Go Racing 12

4 Possum and Pearly Joe 19

5 Hit and Run 22

6 Getting Even with Fireball 33

7 Two Lead Dogs 35

8 Here's Mud in Your Eye 40

9 Victory-At Last 43

10 The Quiet Men 50

11 Me and Tiny 55

12 The 200 MPH Man 62

13 Don't Mess with Texas 66

14 Petty Differences 69

15 Days of Thunder 75

16 Back off, Baker! 80

17 The Silver Fox 85

18 A Ghost of a Chance 88

19 Hit and Run-Part II 96

20 The Man in Black 107

21 Greener Pastures 112

22 Big Bill 117

23 The Not-So-Gentle Giant 122

24 Walking the Competitive Edge 127

25 Minor Brain Surgery 132

26 A Eureka Moment 139

27 Aren't You That Guy on TV? 143

28 A Lost Generation 148

29 A Trained Observer 154

30 Too Fast to Live? 165

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Flat Out and Half Turned Over: Tales from Pit Road with Buddy Baker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of stories that are enlighting, honest, sad at times and funny at others. Anyone who knew Buddy, had a much better life because he was in it. Oh by the that car on page 30, #73 belonged to my dad, so we know Buddy pretty well.