NASCAR For Dummies

by Martin

John Wiley & Sons Canada | January 10, 2000 | Trade Paperback |

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NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and it's the governing body for one of the most popular sports in the United States. The speed and power of NASCAR stock cars - and the people who drive those cars - have enticed millions of fans to the sport in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States.

If you're a NASCAR novice, "NASCAR For Dummies" can help you with the basics of the sport - the differences between the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division - so you can build upon your NASCAR knowledge from there. If you're more advanced, you'll discover the subtleties of the sport so you can sound like an old pro.

No matter what level of NASCAR knowledge you have, you can find something new in the pages of this book: Get to know the race team and what they doPeek at the rules and see how teams get around themCheck out a stock car's body and componentsFind out how to attend a NASCAR race and get the most out of the experienceUnderstand why tires are such a big deal during a raceFigure out what happens during a pit stopKnow why a regular Chevrolet Monte Carlo at a local dealership looks nothing like the one on a racetrackDiscover the meanings behind all those colored flagsKnow why corporate sponsorship plays such a large roleExamine the different NASCAR tracks

NASCAR racing is a total body experience. When you sit in the grandstands, you can hear the cars roar by. You can feel the tremendous power of the engines when the stands shake and your guts rumble. Then you can smell the distinct odor of burned rubber. With "NASCAR For Dummies, " you'll gain an insider's view of the sport, and enrich your experience.

Author Mark Martin, known as one of the most focused and successful drivers in NASCAR racing, started racing cars when he was 15 years old.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: January 10, 2000

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764552198

ISBN - 13: 9780764552199

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NASCAR For Dummies

NASCAR For Dummies

by Martin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: January 10, 2000

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764552198

ISBN - 13: 9780764552199

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NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and it's the governing body for one of the most popular sports in the United States. The speed and power of NASCAR stock cars - and the people who drive those cars - have enticed millions of fans to the sport in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States.

If you're a NASCAR novice, "NASCAR For Dummies" can help you with the basics of the sport - the differences between the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division - so you can build upon your NASCAR knowledge from there. If you're more advanced, you'll discover the subtleties of the sport so you can sound like an old pro.

No matter what level of NASCAR knowledge you have, you can find something new in the pages of this book: Get to know the race team and what they doPeek at the rules and see how teams get around themCheck out a stock car's body and componentsFind out how to attend a NASCAR race and get the most out of the experienceUnderstand why tires are such a big deal during a raceFigure out what happens during a pit stopKnow why a regular Chevrolet Monte Carlo at a local dealership looks nothing like the one on a racetrackDiscover the meanings behind all those colored flagsKnow why corporate sponsorship plays such a large roleExamine the different NASCAR tracks

NASCAR racing is a total body experience. When you sit in the grandstands, you can hear the cars roar by. You can feel the tremendous power of the engines when the stands shake and your guts rumble. Then you can smell the distinct odor of burned rubber. With "NASCAR For Dummies, " you'll gain an insider's view of the sport, and enrich your experience.

Author Mark Martin, known as one of the most focused and successful drivers in NASCAR racing, started racing cars when he was 15 years old.

From Our Editors

Mark Martin and Juliet Macur offer the ultimate guide for NASCAR fans. You live for the deafening roar of the engine, the exhilarating speed - now explore the nuts and bolts of this thrilling spectator sport. Learn NASCAR rules and regulations, pit stops and penalties, the mechanics of training, conditioning and qualifying. NASCAR for Dummies features expert tips for spectators, an inside look at the stock car racing business, complete coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup series, 16 pages of colour photos and thrilling personal stories from seasoned driver Martin.

 

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