The Daytona 500

The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race

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  • 146773747X
  • 9780761366775
  • 9781467737470

Who won the first Daytona 500? What do teams do to prepare their cars for 500 miles of hard, high-speed racing? Who gave the Daytona 500 the nickname the "Great American Race"? Learn all about stock car racing's biggest event and the drivers and crew who make it possible in this fascinating, fact-filled book. You will join in the excitement of forty-three cars running nose-to-tail and side-by-side at almost 200 miles per hour. You'll also discover the rich history of stock car racing and find out why it's one of the most popular sports around.

  • Lerner Publishing Group; January 2011
  • ISBN 9781467737470
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  • Title: The Daytona 500
  • Author: Nancy Roe Pimm
  • Imprint: Millbrook Press ™
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 146773747X
  • 9780761366775
  • 9781467737470

In The Press

"Pimm, who worked in the pit box during her husband Ed Pimm's NASCAR racing days, offers an informative introduction to the Daytona 500. Beginning in 1903, when cars actually raced on the beach, this traces the event’s history and discusses the cars, drivers, strategies, and memorable moments. Colorful photos illustrate the clear text, while the many sidebars spotlight related facts. The book concludes with a first-person feature, 'Behind the Wheel with John Andretti.' From the Spectacular Sports series, which includes Goal! (2010) and Swish (2009), here's a solid entry on stock-car racing." --Booklist