In this memoir, Michael Clements recounts growing up in the early days of stock car racing. From 1957 through 1965, his father, Louie, travelled the NASCAR circuit, bringing his wife and five children along to every race. Owner and crew chief for champion driver Rex White, Louie introduced many mechanical innovations still used in NASCAR today, and his children grew up on the road between races, befriending many racing legends along the way. Clements' memoir is full of stories about NASCAR's early era and the men and women who built the sport. It includes a wealth of never-before-seen photographs from his personal collection.
Michael L. Clements has been a contributing editor and writer for National Kart News Magazine, Karter News Magazine, and World Karting Scene magazine. Winner of four consecutive Grand National Karting Championships, Mike also set a World Land Speed record for karts in 1992 which still stands today for the fastest four-stroke kart. He and his wife, Kimberly, own and operate Clements Racing Products, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona. They live in Phoenix.