Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing

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6.37 X 9.43 X 1.03 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author

KYLE PETTY is a former American stock-car racer and current racing commentator on NBC Sports. He is the son of racing icon Richard Petty, the grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty and the father of rising racer Adam Petty, who was killed in a crash in May 2000. Outside of the sport, he is a musician, philanthropist, motivational speaker and TV host.

ELLIS HENICAN is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a popular TV pundit, and a multi-New York Times bestselling author.

"It's always darkest in the shadow of greatness. Each generation has had to prove itself along the way, and believe me it doesn't get easier. Kyle's story is a uniquely American one about a uniquely American sport. I highly recommend it." --Jay Leno

"After all the things Kyle's done, I knew there had to be a book in there somewhere. Well, here it is. And I'll tell you what: Kyle doesn't believe in keeping secrets. Even I learned some things in here. And yeah, his mom deserves all the credit for how he turned out." --Richard Petty

"He's lived through the worst possible scenario that could happen to anyone. Imagine going back to Loudon after that! You could throw haymakers at Kyle. He just rolls with it. He's like, 'I'm gonna walk around with a ponytail...I'm gonna sing...I'm gonna say whatever I wanna say on TV.' With that upbeat attitude of his and the way he grabs every opportunity, I do think Kyle has lived the lives of five people combined." --Joey Logano

"For a guy that could be a prick because of who he is, he is just the greatest, most down-to-earth person I've ever met. Just like his dad. You gotta read Kyle's book. You gotta." --Ric Flair

"As a competitor, broadcaster, family member and dear friend, Kyle has lived through every era of our sport, impacting the lives of so many along the way. With a heartfelt gift for storytelling, his love for NASCAR and passion for the people in it make his first-hand account of motorsports history a must-read for racing fans everywhere." --Lesa France Kennedy, executive vice chair of NASCAR

"An alternately entertaining and sobering look at the sport and big business of auto racing." --Kirkus

"An intimate view inside one of NASCAR's foremost families." --nascar.com

"A seemingly endless reel of NASCAR highlights." --Daytona Beach News