Mark Martin

Mark Martin

by Tara Baukus Mello
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Even as a boy, Mark Martin loved going fast. By the time he was 15, he was driving a race car that his father helped build for him. Martin began racing on dirt tracks in his native Arkansas, moved on to asphalt racing and never looked back. He has met with technical challenges, survived automobile crashes, and overcome personal tragedy. This biography highlights… See more details below

Overview

Even as a boy, Mark Martin loved going fast. By the time he was 15, he was driving a race car that his father helped build for him. Martin began racing on dirt tracks in his native Arkansas, moved on to asphalt racing and never looked back. He has met with technical challenges, survived automobile crashes, and overcome personal tragedy. This biography highlights Martin's 30-plus years as a race car driver. Mark Martin thoroughly illustrates how skill and determination have made the man known as "Mr. Consistency" one of the most popular drivers in the history of NASCAR.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is the story of Mark Martin, a race car driver in the popular NASCAR races. It is one in a series of 25 books called "Race Car Legends" which features stories on drivers, racing in general, kinds of drivers, various races and the history of NASCAR. The story follows Mark from his birth in Arkansas in 1959, through his childhood, entry into the world of racing, and the ups and downs of Mark's career. Few details are withheld from the reader as the story covers Mark's life as well as the world of racing. Black and white photos accompany the text. A chronology of Mark's life, statistics on races and earnings, resources for further information as well as an index are included. If your interest is NASCAR racing, you will enjoy this "everything you ever wanted to know" book about Mark Martin. 2000, Chelsea House Publishers, Ages 10 to adult, $16.95. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
The only man to have won the International Race of Champions three years in a row, Mark Martin had a career as a racer that started when he entered his first race at the age of fifteen in 1974. Despite starting in the ASA series and continuing to compete in ASA races for several seasons while also competing in the NASCAR races, Martin has raced in over 600 NASCAR races. While his career has had as many downs as it has had successes, it has continued strong for over thirty years, taking Martin from behind the wheel to mentoring young drivers. Part of the "Race Car Legends Collector's Edition" series, this book contains a glossary of sport related terms, and an index of famous races, tracks, and other drivers. Martin's NASCAR statistics, a chronology of his racing career, and informational inserts about racing are included as quick reference guides for readers. Interested readers can find more information about Martin and the sport of race car driving in the suggested further reading and websites listed at the back of the book. Reviewer: Jamie Hain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791086643
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Race Car Legends Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >