Synopses & Reviews
A Little Bit Sideways Scott Huler. Subtitled: One Week Inside a NASCAR Winston Cup Race Team. This rambunctious tour takes you into thedriver¦s seat, the cocktail parties, the race shop, the broadcast booth, and beyond, capturing the essence of NASCAR. Discover how minute changes behind the scenes of a NASCAR racing team directly affect the car¦s performance on race day. This insider¦s view explores the inner workings of a NASCAR race team by covering the events and discussing how the crew chief, driver, and mechanics interact. Testing, design, set up, tires, sponsorship, ownership, technical inspections, qualifying and regulations are broken down to offer a look behind the scenes of today's NASCAR race week day by day.
During the 1997 NASCAR season, Scott Huler was given unlimited access to the Square D race team and driver Kenny Wallace. The result is this anecdotal and oftentimes humorous look behind the closed doors of NASCAR's shops, garages, pitlanes, luxury suites, and traveling caravans. Huler treats readers to conversations between Wallace and his crew, relating in non-technical jargon the numerous challenges that confront the team. Readers experience the thrill of qualifying and raceday from both the paddock and the campgrounds surrounding Charlotte Motor Speedway as Huler meets with diehard fans. A thoroughly entertaining yet poignant distillation of NASCAR's very essence.