Fireball Roberts

Fireball Roberts

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Glenn Roberts, Jr., nicknamed "Fireball," was one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR. Roberts was born in Tavares, Florida, and raised in Apopka, Florida where he was interested in both auto racing and baseball. He was a pitcher for the Zellwood Mud Hens, an American Legion baseball team, where he earned the nickname "Fireball" because of his fast ball, not his driving style, which is sometimes disputed. He enlisted with the Army Air Corps in 1945, but was discharged after basic training because of asthma. He attended the University of Florida and raced on dirt tracks on weekends. In 1947, at the age of 18, he raced on the Daytona Beach Road Course at Daytona for the first time. He won a 150-mile race at Daytona Beach the following year. Roberts continued to amass victories on the circuit, despite the changes in NASCAR as it moved away from shorter dirt tracks to superspeedways in the 1950s and 1960sshow more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135742515
  • 9786135742510