NASCAR For Dummies

NASCAR For Dummies

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NASCAR made easy is now updated to cover the latest drivers, records, and rule changes. Of the 20 sporting events with the highest attendance in 2001, 17 were NASCAR races, and over 120 million people tune into NASCAR on television. Written by a top NASCAR driver, this fun and easy guide gets new NASCAR fans up to speed on the cars, drivers, series, and races that make up this hugely popular sport. Featuring 24 pages of all-new color photos, this updated edition profiles hot new drivers and covers the name change of NASCAR's premier racing series (from the Winston Cup to the Nextel Cup), the new rules that make the end of this series more exciting and competitive, and the latest NASCAR tracks, records, and achievements. Mark Martin (Daytona Beach, FL) is one of NASCAR's most successful drivers, with 33 wins (the fourth most among active drivers), and a no. 4 ranking in the Nextel Cup's all - time standings. He has currently started 508 straight Cup races. In addition, he holds a record 45 victories in the Busch Series, and his 11 victories in the International Race of Champions series ties with the most ever. He has won four championships in the IROC series, including a record three straight wins from 1996 - 98.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 076457681X
  • 9780764576812
  • 2,207,698

About Mark Martin

Mark Martin has finished in the top eight in the NASCAR Championship standings in 13 of the last 15 seasons. Beth Tuschak is a freelance writer associated with NASCAR and has been invaluable in updating this second edition of NASCAR For Dummies.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: NASCAR 101. Chapter 1: NASCAR Racing -- The Best Sport Around. Chapter 2: The Big Business of NASCAR. Chapter 3: Understanding the Different NASCAR Series. Part II: What Makes It Stock Car Racing? Chapter 4: What Makes Them Stock Cars? Chapter 5: The Rules of the Road. Chapter 6: Working Together: The Race Team. Chapter 7: Who's in the Driver's Seat? Part III: What Happens on (and off) the Track. Chapter 8: First, They Gotta Qualify. Chapter 9: Passing, Drafting, and Other Race Day Strategies. Chapter 10: Making Pit Stops. Chapter 11: Keeping Racing Safe. Chapter 12: Winning It All: Making It to Victory Lane and the Championship. Part IV: Keeping Up with NASCAR Events. Chapter 13: Getting the Lowdown on Each NASCAR Track. Chapter 14: Heading Out for a Weekend at the Track. Chapter 15: Tracking NASCAR Events from the Comfort of Home. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: The Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time. Chapter 17: Ten Can't--Miss Races of the Year. Chapter 18: NASCAR's Young Stars. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: NASCAR Jargon. Appendix B: NASCAR Statistics. Appendix C: Race Car Numbers. Appendix D: NASCAR Milestones. Index.show more

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