It’s America’s hottest ticket, and it’s in your hand. Take in the excitement of NASCAR--the drivers, the tracks, the down-to-the-wire finishes. With scores of full-color photographs from one of the sport’s top cameramen, this book offers a fast-paced look at everything NASCAR: the lives of the superstars; the greatest courses; the NASCAR lingo; and the best and worst of NASCAR songs, video games, and movies about stock car racing.
Whether you’re a newcomer or a diehard fan, in for a quick fix or the full experience, here is the nation’s most popular sport in all its split-second glory.
About the Author
Steve Casper has spent most of his motojournalism career as an editor at 3&4 Wheel Action and Dirt Wheels magazines. His racing resume includes motocross, TT, cross country, desert, and ice events. Steve is currently the communications director for the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council. His other Motorbooks title is Motocross. He lives in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Nigel Kinrade has been photographing NASCAR racing since the early 1990s and is one of the premier race photographers working today. He is a regular contributor to Racer magazine and NASCAR Illustrated and has provided photography for several of Motorbooks’ NASCAR titles. Kinrade lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Going to NASCAR Races
Chapter 2: The Tracks
Chapter 3: The Drivers
Chapter 4: The Cars
Chapter 5: The Race for the Chase
Chapter 6: Roots of NASCAR
Chapter 7: Fun Facts and Pop Quizzes
Chapter 8: NASCAR in Movies and Songs
Chapter 9: Magazines and Websites
Chapter 10: Greatest Moments in NASCAR
Chapter 11: Legends
Chapter 12: Feudin’ and Cheatin’
Chapter 13: The NASCAR Scene
Chapter 14: The Lingo
What People are Saying About This
“The book is dominated by pictures, featuring at least one image on nearly every page, and yet manages to provide an overview of all 22 NASCAR racetracks as well as the sport's top cars and drivers. Fortunately, the book doesn’t stray into many technical details and instead, consistently focuses on the elemental appeal that NASCAR has for its fans. To this end, other chapters in the book include everything from a look at NASCAR’s origins and famous rivalries between drivers to pop quizzes and trivia. While obviously designed for fans, this book is easy to read and accessible enough to attract the interest of even newcomers to stock car racing.” Gayot.com