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Children's LiteratureWinning over 33 races in a 15 year career Mark Martin is one of the most prolific racers in NASCAR. However, there is one title that has eluded him his entire career. Martin, like many drivers, began his career competing in any kind of racing possible. He has won sponsorships more for his work ethic and drive than for championships. In fact, four times a Winston Cup championship has been in his grasp yet, Martin has ended up in second place. Brian C. Peterson, in this installment of "The World of NASCAR" series, provides an impressive biographical sketch of Martin's career and search for Winston Cup glory. With numerous photographs and a format for younger readers, any fan of racing can appreciate Martin's drive. Included in the back of the book are a glossary and section for further reading. A timeline of Marin's career is also included. This whole series is worthwhile for any school library nonfiction collection. 2004, Tradition Publishing Company, Ages 8 to 15.
—John D. Orsborn