Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions
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By Gordon Kirby
Hard cover, 286 pages
Veteran US racing writer and award-winning author Gordon Kirby introduces his new book Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions, told largely in McGee’s own words, about one of the most successful crew chiefs in Indy car racing history.
“Jim knew a lot about racing and knew how to handle both the driver and the team. He was always very sensistive to the difficulties between people who are working together in stressful situations…Jim was also a racer through and through.” — Emerson Fittipaldi
McGee’s cars won 90 races between 1965-2005, including four Indy 500s and nine Indy car championships. This book features interviews with all the top drivers and team owners McGee worked with over his long career, including championship-winning drivers Mario Andretti (three times), Tom Sneva (twice), Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal and Nigel Mansell. This new work also traces McGee’s role in the development of today’s big race teams with fleets of engineers in contrast to the three and four-man teams of the early ’60s. It is filled with over 300 images, many from the Racemaker Archive, never before published.
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