Live Chat With Mark Bechtel

Mark's in the comments. Topics for discussion: Daytona, rubbing, smutty NASCAR romance novels, Richard Petty's loopy handwriting, the art of dodging fireballs on the speedway, Cale Yarborough's karate kick, the Swimsuit Issue, and why Mark is in Vegas right now. » 2/11/10 1:00pm 2/11/10 1:00pm

Book Excerpts That Don't Suck: He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back

Today's selection is from Mark Bechtel's He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back, a romp through NASCAR's pivotal 1979 season. Watch the video below, read the excerpt, and chat with Mark at 1 p.m. in a followup post. » 2/11/10 12:45pm 2/11/10 12:45pm

Tomorrow: Sports Illustrated's Mark Bechtel Joins Us To Chat About…

We'll excerpt Bechtel's He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back, an account of NASCAR's 1979 season, when America discovered the pleasures of watching people drive fast and occasionally throw helmets at each other. Chat with Mark at 1 p.m. » 2/10/10 3:45pm 2/10/10 3:45pm