Friday March 1st, 2024 5:25AM

PODCAST: Hard Left Turn ENCORE - Early racing history from Greg Fielden

By AccessWDUN Staff

With Thanksgiving upon us - and with our Hard Left Turn crew experiencing technical difficulties, to be honest - we decided this week would be a good one to go back and listen to one of our favorite shows of the season.

Over the years, there have been many books written on the history of NASCAR - but hardly anything has been printed on the history of stock car racing prior to 1948.  Until now.

Back on June 30, Brandon Reed talked to racing historian Greg Fieldon, author of the "Forty Years of Stock Car Racing" series, "Real Racers", "High Speed at Low Tide" and other highly regarded racing history books about his new offering "Rebels Without Applause".

Fielden's new book centered on the birth of modern stock car racing, from the years 1938 (and the first true stock car race at Atlanta, Georgia's historic Lakewood Speedway), and moves forward to the first two years of Modified racing under the NASCAR banner, along with the birth of what would becomed the NASCAR Cup Series.

To order a copy of "Rebels Without Applause", send $38.95 plus $5 shipping via check to:

Greg Fielden
721 2nd Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

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