When 43 cars thunder toward the start/finish line at the outset of a NASCAR Winston Cup race, they become the focus of some 190,000 people in the grandstands, 10 million TV viewers, and a couple of million radio listeners. While the 43 men driving those machines are in the spotlight, as many as 14,000 people have worked behind the scenes to make that race a reality. Their stories are what make Stock-Car Racing Lives.Author Richard Sowers presents intimate first-person accounts from the people who devote their lives to NASCAR racing. Some are relative newcomers, others grizzled veterans. Stock-Car Racing Lives takes you behind the scenes with a vast range of characters and personalities, from superstars such as Richard Petty and Bobby Labonte to a man who polishes the wheels of race-car transporters at each race and lives in his van. For the first time, read their most revealing stories, anecdotes, criticisms, and secrets as they discuss what life is like being a part of America’s fastest-growing sport.