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Indy Split: The Big Money Battle that Nearly Destroyed Indy Racing

by John Oreovicz

Big-time open-wheel racing in America is big business. And money is, as they say, the root of all evil. Followed by ego. If you can talk about CART, USAC, CRL, and IRL in the same sentence you know what this book will be about. It’s a bruising read—but there’s a happy end.

500 On (The Indy) 500 

by Rick Shaffer

A neat little book to pick up every now and then, both to start and to win arguments! Looks at the entire Indy history up to 2020.

Second to One: All But For Indy

by Gordon Kirby & Joseph Freeman

Winning the Indy 500 makes you a household name. Well, in some households. For a while. The ones who don’t win, no matter how long the list of their accomplishments here or elsewhere, get no love. Here’s their story.

The Indy Car Wars

by Sigur E. Whitaker

As motorsports go, Indy racing draws the most eyeballs in the US but the sport’s troubled history remains a polarizing topic. This book takes a stab at unraveling the complicated and often unsavory backstory.

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

by Art Garner

It looked as if the entire grandstand was on fire. A.J. Foyt likened it to an atomic bomb going off. Chaos, chaos everywhere. A lot has been written about that day but this is the one book that the folks who were there say you ought to read.

INDY: Racing Before the 500

by D. Bruce Scott

So you’re an Indy fan, are you? Bet this book contains a lot you don’t know about those poorly documented early days.

Izod IndyCar Series 2013 Historical Record Book

by Tim Sullivan

Seems like an eminently useful book. Hard data as provided by the official record keeper. You’ll think this is a book you ought to have. Well . . . read the review first!

Izod IndyCar Series 2012 Historical Record Book

by Steve Shunck and Tim Sullivan

Indy cars have a long, and therefore convoluted, history. A book that finally gathers all the records and untangles the history seems a fine thing—except that it is plagued with sins of omission and commission.

Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500

by Charles Leerhsen

As that first race at Indianapolis in 1911 unfolded, the scoring became ever more confused. A winner was declared—and awarded a tidy purse. But was he the winner?

The Green Flag, Just a Bloke’s Story

by Barry Green with Gordon Kirby

“The Bloke” is an Australian whose name has become a staple in American motorsports history as a racing mechanic and team leader/owner. He’s worked with so many of the big names that it is a surprise that no one had already written a book about him.

Tyrrell: The Story of the Tyrrell Racing Organisation

by Richard Jenkins

This team/constructor turned out the lights half a decade ago but has descendants of a manner in the modern era: Brawn GP who almost adopted the old name, and today’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas.
We’ve now added a second review—because the book is just that good.

Norbert Singer – My Racing Life with Porsche 1970–2004

by Norbert Singer & Wilfried Müller

He almost became a rocket scientist. He almost went to Opel instead of Porsche. His very first assignment helped win Le Mans at a crucial time. No looking back now—his entire career was spent at Porsche, which would go on to win 16 overall race victories with cars in which he played a key role.