RACE CAR DRIVER
No matter what quiet corner of America you inhabit, you've
heard about NASCAR. You may not understand it. You may not get it. But
while you weren't paying attention, those cars, driving in circles for
hours, became our national pastime. In this hour of To The Best Of
Our Knowledge, car racing. From NASCAR to Formula One, with a few
Pit Stops in between. And, coasting downhill in homemade cart - the All-American
Soap Box Derby.
Sports Illustrated writer Jeff
MacGregor spent a year on the NASCAR circuit
and writes about it in "Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death!"
He tells Steve Paulson why NASCAR is so popular, why Dale Earnhardt
was such an icon, and why his death resulted in a surge in popularity
Bob Varsha is the play-by-play
announcer for Formula One racing on the SPEED Channel. He tells Anne
Strainchamps that top teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars on
their cars and that the road race in Monaco is the most deluxe sporting
event in the world. Also, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects
on the appeal of driving really fast. And, Janet Guthrie was
the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Her autobiography is
called "A Life at Full Throttle." Guthrie tells Jim Fleming
that she was born to be an adventurer.
Charles Monroe-Kane tells
a story from his car-racing background. His father, Pat Kane,
grew up racing hot rods on the back roads of rural Ohio with his brother
Butch, who became a professional drag racer. And, Tyler Gallagher
is the 2005 All-American Soap Box Derby Super Stock World Champion.
Jeff Iula is the Derby's General Manager. They talk with Jim
Fleming about the race and its history.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 06-07-30-A.
|Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full
Throttle (Sport Classic Books)
Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! (Harper Perennial)
- Diamond Rio's "One More
Day" off of their CD One More Day on Arista Nasville.
- Yo La Tango's "The Ballad of Red Buckets"
and "False Alarm" and "My Heart's Reflection" off
of their CD Electro-Pura on Matador Records.
- The Beach Boys' "Little GTO" off of their
Greatest Hits CD on Sundazed Music.
- Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln" off of his
CD Hot Rod Lincoln on Aim Records.
- War's "Low Rider" off of their CD Why Can't
We Be Friends on Avenue Records.
- PJ Harvey's "50 FT Queenie" and "Man-Size"
off of her CD 50 FT Queenie on Island Records.
- PF Harvey's "To Bring You My Love" and "I
Think I'm a Mother" off of her CD To Bring You My Love on Island
- Smashing Pumpkins' "Rhinoceros" off of their
CD Gish on Caroline Records
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