Local author to release new bookGLADWIN COUNTY �" From Henry Ford's infant days of the automobile industry at the beginning of the 20th century to Michigan's own Brad Keselowski winning the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series, the book Living On The Edge covers many of the legends of auto racing in between.
Henry Ford once said, "Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built."
For Michigan, it began when Ford beat the world speed record holder Alexander Winton in a match race with his car "Sweepstakes" at the Grosse Pt. Driving Club in 1901. And although NASCAR's roots began with bootleggers in the South, those early back road renegades have always had close ties to the Big Three in Detroit.