As a matter of fact, I am Parnelli Jones. With Bones Bourcier.
In 2011 acclaimed racing journalist Bones Bourcier sat down with Parnelli Jones, the Indy 500 winner often referred to as America s most versatile race driver. It was quite the conversation and resulted in an extraordinary book about an extraordinary man. In As a Matter of Fact I AM Parnelli Jones, Jones and Bourcier track Parnelli’s wild years on the infamous California Jalopy circuit and his rise through Sprints, Champ Cars, Midgets, NASCAR Grand National, Trans-Am, and Baja smack into 20 domestic and international racing Halls of Fame. To offer the fullest historical perspectives as well as deeply personal insights, the book also includes commentary from racing icons such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, A.J. Watson, Leonard Wood, Al and Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Walker Evans, Bud Moore, Tony Stewart, and others, as well as Parnelli s own family. Journalist Michael Knight has called this one of the two or three best motorsports books of the last decade; Robin Miller simply called it fantastic.
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