Johnny Rutherford was one of the most exciting drivers in big-time auto racing of the 1970s. In these action-filled pages author Hal Higdon tells how Rutherford grew into a racing great. Starting out driving sprint and midget cars in the Midwest, Johnny moved on to stock-car racing--that hair-raising sport in which you shove the throttle pedal to the floor and hold it there all the way around the track. Higdon follows Johnny's career on to Daytona and finally the famous Indy 500. This is the fascinating true story of how a young man made it to the top in the most dangerous sport of all.