This is a collection of four short racing stories. Each is a first person narrative that gains extra mileage from the presence of a moral, none of which is so obvious as to obscure the track. The love interest is there, but hearts come second to carburetors everytime. Brickyard covers ""nerve"" -- too much and too little. The Dream talks about speed for spite arising from the hint of race prejudice. Swing how Sweet Chariot is a conglomeration of professional integrity and selflessness. Distant Thunder comes closer to the old pulp stuff with a grudge race and some dirty wheeling-dealing. Standard shift for Gault.