Sam Posey’s racing endeavours spanned 17 seasons, 1965–81, and included a famous victory in 1975 with BMW in the 12 Hours of Sebring. His second career as a TV commentator began at the 1974 Indy 500 and lasted for over 40 years, embracing spells with ABC, Speedvision and NBC. He has written three previous books: Where The Writer Meets The Road (2015, a collection of writings), Playing With Trains (2004, about his passion for model railways) and The Mudge Pond Express (1976, an early autobiography about racing). The front straight at Lime Rock Park — his local race circuit in Connecticut — is named after him, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He has co-authored Sam's Scrapbook with his son John.