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Now updated! Your authoritative guide to NASCAR on and off the track
Want to have the supreme NASCAR experience? Whether you're new to this exciting sport or a longtime fan, this insider's guide covers everything you want to know in detail from the anatomy of a stock car to the strategies used by top drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
What's new with NASCAR? get the latest on the new racing rules, teams, drivers, car designs, and safety requirements
A crash course in stock-car racing meet the teams and sponsors, understand the different NASCAR series, and find out how drivers get started in the racing business
Take a test drive explore a stock car inside and out, learn the rules of the track, and work with the race team
Understand the driver's world get inside a driver's head and see what happens before, during, and after a race
Keep track of NASCAR events from the stands or the comfort of home, follow the sport and get the most out of each race
Open the book and find:
Top driver Mark Martin's personal insights into the sport
The lowdown on each NASCAR track
Why drivers are true athletes
Explanations of NASCAR lingo
How to win a race (it's more than just driving fast!)
What happens during a pit stop
How to fit in with a NASCAR crowd
Ten can't-miss races of the year
NASCAR statistics, race car numbers, and milestones
In addition to a new 8 page, full-color insert, this third edition of NASCAR For Dummies offers readers information on recent changes in technology such as the "Car of Tomorrow" and updates to the information that has made previous editions of NASCAR For Dummies a must-have guide for fans of this exciting sport.
Of the 20 sporting events with the highest attendance in 2001, 17 were NASCARraces, and over 120 million people tuned in to NASCAR on television. This funand easy guide profiles hot new drivers, the new rules, and the latest NASCARtracks, records, and achievements.
Covers the latest drivers, records, and rule changes
All-new color photos highlight the fun and excitement of NASCAR
Ever wonder what's under the hood of today's stock cars? Want to know the latest about the changes in NASCAR? Top driver Mark Martin puts you behind the wheel on an insider's tour of NASCAR, offering great insights into the new drivers, sponsorship changes, safety requirements, and racing schedule helping you get more out of every race you watch!
Discover how to:
- Understand the rules, regulations, and standings
- Identify driver skills and racing strategies
- Get up to speed on NASCAR lingo
- Enjoy racing from the stands and on TV
- Locate NASCAR tracks near you
About the Author
has finished in the top eight in the NASCAR Championship standings in 13 of the last 15 seasons.
Beth Tuschak is a freelance writer associated with NASCAR and has been invaluable in updating this second edition of NASCAR For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: NASCAR 101.
Chapter 1: NASCAR Racing – The Best Sport Around.
Chapter 2: The Big Business of NASCAR.
Chapter 3: Understanding the Different NASCAR Series.
Part II: What Makes It Stock Car Racing?
Chapter 4: What Makes Them Stock Cars?
Chapter 5: The Rules of the Road.
Chapter 6: Working Together: The Race Team.
Chapter 7: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?
Part III: What Happens on (and off) the Track.
Chapter 8: First, They Gotta Qualify.
Chapter 9: Passing, Drafting, and Other Race Day Strategies.
Chapter 10: Making Pit Stops.
Chapter 11: Keeping Racing Safe.
Chapter 12: Winning It All: Making It to Victory Lane and the Championship.
Part IV: Keeping Up with NASCAR Events.
Chapter 13: Getting the Lowdown on Each NASCAR Track.
Chapter 14: Heading Out for a Weekend at the Track.
Chapter 15: Tracking NASCAR Events from the Comfort of Home.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: The Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time.
Chapter 17: Ten Can’t-Miss Races of the Year.
Chapter 18: NASCAR’s Young Stars.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: NASCAR Jargon.
Appendix B: NASCAR Statistics.
Appendix C: Race Car Numbers.
Appendix D: NASCAR Milestones.