Dale of References Services recommends The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World by Alexander Roy:
As he lay on his deathbed, Alex Roy’s father reveals that he participated in the infamous Cannonball Run cross-country race of the seventies. From that point forward, Roy immerses himself in the world of illegal racing, equipping his BMW M5 with all manner of high-tech gadgetry in a quest to attract the attention of the mysterious Driver. From high speed tours of Manhattan to week-long treks across Europe, Alex works his way up through the ranks of illegal road rally racing, leading to the ultimate challenge: to drive from New York to Los Angeles in less than 32 hours. If you’ve ever been tempted to put the pedal to the metal, you’ll enjoy The Driver.