The phenomenon NASCAR 1 by Pete Fink
For Pete Fink, NASCAR has been “daily business” since 2007. The Munich native is constantly working for the largest German-language motorsport portal “Motorsport-Total.com” to provide German NASCAR fans with information about the US motorsport giant. Since 2012 he has been regularly commentating on NASCAR races on Motorvision TV. The 432-page “The NASCAR Phenomenon” was long overdue. Now it's here!
“The NASCAR Phenomenon” explores the fascinating history of stock cars from the first disorganized races run by whiskey smugglers to a multi-billion dollar behemoth. How an alleged criminal became one of the greatest NASCAR heroes is described by Pete Fink just as vividly and entertainingly as the question of why the later “King of NASCAR”'s first victory failed due to his own father's intervention. Or the story of Jocko Flocko – the only monkey to ever win a NASCAR race.
There must be good reasons when over 100,000 spectators come to the US speedways weekend after weekend. When the crowds follow 43 racing cars with deep roaring V8 engines and around 850 hp for four hours, when they scream their hearts out while cheering on their heroes and then immediately set off for the next NASCAR race.
“The NASCAR Phenomenon” is the perfect companion book for both the long-time NASCAR junkie and the ever-growing community of new NASCAR fans. It transfers the enthusiasm for what is by far the most popular racing series in the USA to the German-speaking region in a form and depth previously unknown.