Race to Win: How to Become a Complete Champion Driver

Race to Win: How to Become a Complete Champion Driver

by Derek Daly, Mario Andretti
     
 

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Why do some racing teams and drivers succeed so brilliantly while others, even those who seem packed with potential, fail? If anyone knows, it would be Derek Daly. After a remarkable racing career that spanned nearly two decades, Daly turned his attention to the mechanics of success. He has parlayed his experience and hard-won understanding into a phenomenal second

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Why do some racing teams and drivers succeed so brilliantly while others, even those who seem packed with potential, fail? If anyone knows, it would be Derek Daly. After a remarkable racing career that spanned nearly two decades, Daly turned his attention to the mechanics of success. He has parlayed his experience and hard-won understanding into a phenomenal second career teaching the principles of high performance to audiences throughout the auto racing and business worlds.

This book offers readers the benefit of Daly's insight--and a rare inside look at world-class auto racing. Drawing on his original research and firsthand experience with some of the legends of professional auto racing--including Rusty Wallace, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, and A. J. Foyt--Daly discusses why some individuals and teams fail to reach their potential while others become successful and famous.

A complete course in winning, the book outlines the six key aspects of becoming a successful race car driver. Daly points out the different strengths and weaknesses among different drivers; and accordingly, he emphasizes the importance of creating an environment that takes advantage of these differences. As entertaining as it is instructive, his book will open a world of possibilities to race drivers, motorsports fans, and anyone who wants to know what it takes to win.

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Editorial Reviews

Irish Times
It's not often one comes across a book that is as clearly destined to become a future classic, as Derek Daly's Race to Win. What sets Daly's book apart is its sheer honesty. He brutally analyses his own and other drivers' failings and sets out what he calls his "Champion's Pyramid" - the essential ingredients a driver must develop to win.
—Bob Montgomery
Unsere Gedanken
The concept of The Champion's Pyramid, well articulated in this book, is universal. The six "ingredients necessary to success" are as necessary for a Politician, CEO, Manager, Musician, Salesman etc., or athlete in any sport.
—Bruce Herrington
From the Publisher
“Daly's book is timely and needed for current and prospective racing drivers. His analogies and stories, including his recollection and account of his own near-fatal Indy Car 1984 crash in Tony Bettenhausen's Provimi Veal Indy Car at Michigan International Speedway, provide interesting reading. Daly wrote about his own weaknesses and identified practices that make racing drivers great drivers and champions. That is vital information for anyone embarking on or currently engaged in a racing career.” - Tim Kennedy, racingwest.com

“The concept of The Champion’s Pyramid, well articulated in this book, is universal. The six “ingredients necessary to success” are as necessary for a Politician, CEO, Manager, Musician, Salesman etc., or athlete in any sport.” –Bruce Herrington, Unsere Gedanken

“It’s not often one comes across a book that is as clearly destined to become a future classic, as

Derek Daly

’s Race to Win. What sets Daly’s book apart is its sheer honesty. He brutally analyses his own and other drivers’ failings and sets out what he calls his “Champion’s Pyramid” – the essential ingredients a driver must develop to win.” – Bob Montgomery, Irish Times

“In this particular case you really can judge a book by its cover. Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver really does deliver on this grand statement by offering an informative yet easy to approach book on how to be the best motorsport racer you can be.” - Classic Car Weekly

“Anyone with even a passing interest in motor racing will find this a fascinating read.” - Fleet Transport Magazine

“…Daily’s book is timely and needed for current and prospective racing drivers.” – Tim Kennedy, Motoracing

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616737641
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
“The concept of The Champion’s Pyramid, well articulated in this book, is universal. The six “ingredients necessary to success” are as necessary for a Politician, CEO, Manager, Musician, Salesman etc., or athlete in any sport.” –Bruce Herrington, Unsere Gedanken

“It’s not often one comes across a book that is as clearly destined to become a future classic, as Derek Daly’s Race to Win. What sets Daly’s book apart is its sheer honesty. He brutally analyses his own and other drivers’ failings and sets out what he calls his “Champion’s Pyramid” – the essential ingredients a driver must develop to win.” – Bob Montgomery, Irish Times

“In this particular case you really can judge a book by its cover. Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver really does deliver on this grand statement by offering an informative yet easy to approach book on how to be the best motorsport racer you can be.” - Classic Car Weekly

“Daly's book is timely and needed for current and prospective racing drivers. His analogies and stories, including his recollection and account of his own near-fatal Indy Car 1984 crash in Tony Bettenhausen's Provimi Veal Indy Car at Michigan International Speedway, provide interesting reading. Daly wrote about his own weaknesses and identified practices that make racing drivers great drivers and champions. That is vital information for anyone embarking on or currently engaged in a racing career.” - Tim Kennedy, racingwest.com

“Anyone with even a passing interest in motor racing will find this a fascinating read.” - Fleet Transport Magazine “…Daily’s book is timely and needed for current and prospective racing drivers.” – Tim Kennedy, Motoracing 

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Meet the Author

Derek Daly is known in motorsports circles around the world as a talented and passionate driver, writer, broadcaster, racing advisor, and businessman. Daly competed as a professional race car driver for 17 years before becoming a television motorsports commentator, driving school entrepreneur, and public speaker (www.motorvationllc.com). During that time, he was one of a handful of world-class drivers to compete in all three of the most prestigious races in the world: the Indianapolis 500, the Grand Prix of Monaco, and the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Derek Daly currently resides in the metro Indianapolis area with his wife, Rhonda, and their three children.   

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