RCR Library

Plenty of inspiration for the Rock County Raceway comes from reading books, watching videos and enjoying stock car racing on TV and radio. I can lend any of the following books and DVDs to RCR racers.


The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time Great Stock Car Racing Book (1975) - Jerry Bledsoe
Driving With the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of Nascar (2006) - Neal Thompson
Hard Driving: the Wendell Scott Story (2008) - Brian Donovan
At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt (2001) -
By Leigh Montville
Jimmie Johnson: A Desert Rat's Race to Nascar Stardom (2004) - Ron LeMasters
The Unfair Advantage (1975) - Mark Donohue with Paul Van Valkenburgh
Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots: A Racing Odyssey on the Border of Obsession (1986) - Sam Moses
Silent Thunder: breaking through cultural, racial, and class barriers in motor sports (2004) - Leonard W. Miller
For Gold and Glory
: Charlie Wiggins and the African-American Racing Car Circuit (2007) - Todd Gould

The Physics of NASCAR: The Science Behind the Speed (2008) - Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
Men and Speed: A Wild Ride Through NASCAR's Breakout Season (2002) - G. Wayne Miller
The Last Lap (1998) - Peter Golenbock
Stock Car Champions: Running with NASCAR's Best (2000) - Richard Huff
Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul: Stories of Courage, Speed and Overcoming Adversity (2003)

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (2009) - A J Baime

Talladega Nights
Days of Thunder

YouTube videos
The Rockford Speedway and Bowman Gray Stadium were both big influences on the Rock County Raceway. Here are two short TV features about them.

Rockford Speedway TV feature (14 minutes)

Bowman Gray Stadium TV feature (6 minutes)