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Title:
Burnin' rubber : behind the scenes in stock car racing
Author:
Sullivan, George, 1927-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
Describes how stock cars are created, the work of the race team and pit crew, experiences on the racing circuit, and more.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 28890.
ISBN:
9780761312567

9780525652458
Format :
Book

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Summary

Stock car racing is wildly popular and one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. This book captures all of the excitement of racing, taking the reader to some of the most famous tracks, meeting some of the hottest drivers, and looking at the sport from the inside. The history of NASCAR, what it takes to be a superstar driver, the construction of a race car, the experience of being behind the wheel, and the excitement of race day are all explored, using a gripping "You are there" narrative. Full-color photographs add to the excitement and appeal.


Summary

Describes how stock cars are created, the work of the race team and pit crew, experiences on the racing circuit, and more.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Another in Sullivan's extensive pantheon of sports-oriented books, this one driving behind the scenes of NASCAR racing. Discussing all aspects in a matter-of-fact text, the author introduces novices to the astonishing range of material, manpower, and money necessary to launch one of those colorful, logo-enveloped machines onto a racetrack, and to the macho ballet pit-and-garage crews perform at every race to keep it there. From the roots of NASCAR in the whiskey-running days of the 1930s to the 1996 season, bright photos and a readable, if pedestrian, text provide a brief look at a uniquely American sport.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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