Author(s): Mark Martin
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.
Mark Martin burst onto the NASCAR scene in 1981 after earning four American Speed Association championships, and has been winning races and setting records ever since. Considered by many to be the greatest active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver without a championship, Martin will vie for the 2009 title behind the wheel of the No. 5 Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet.
Introduction. Part I: NASCAR 101. Chapter 1: NASCAR Racing: The Best Sport Around. Chapter 2: The Big Business of NASCAR. Chapter 3: Distinguishing the Different NASCAR Series. Chapter 4: The Ride of Your Life: How to Land a Job in NASCAR. Part II: What Makes It Stock-Car Racing? Chapter 5: Not Your Typical Family Sedan. Chapter 6: The Rules of the Road. Chapter 7: Working Together: The Race Team. Chapter 8: In the Driver's Seat. Part III: What Happens on (and off) the Track. Chapter 9: First, They Qualify. Chapter 10: Passing, Drafting, and Other Race Day Strategies. Chapter 11: Making Pit Stops. Chapter 12: Keeping Racing Safe. Chapter 13: Winning It All: Making It to Victory Lane and the Championship. Part IV: Keeping Up with NASCAR Events. Chapter 14: Getting the Lowdown on Each NASCAR Track. Chapter 15: Heading Out for a Weekend at the Track. Chapter 16: Tracking NASCAR Events from the Comfort of Home. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: The Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time. Chapter 18: Ten Can't-Miss Races of the Year. Chapter 19: NASCAR's Closest Finishes. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: NASCAR Statistics. Appendix C: Race Car Numbers. Appendix D: NASCAR Milestones. Index.