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American Speed: Essays on Motor Sports and North American Culture
Edited by Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller
Popular wisdom says that automobile racing began in America as soon as the second car was produced. Whether or not actually true, auto racing did take hold in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, shortly after the new inventionâ€™s introduction to this country. Since then, it has flourished in many forms: in sport car racing, rallies, dragsters, open wheel racing, and most popularly of late, stock cars.