NASCAR for Dummies?

As auto racing continues to grow in worldwide popularity, we are slowly beginning to learn more about the people behind the wheel and those who support them. Information that allows newly addicted fans to catch up on all there is to know about ...

As auto racing continues to grow in worldwide popularity, we are slowly beginning to learn more about the people behind the wheel and those who support them. Information that allows newly addicted fans to catch up on all there is to know about NASCAR® racing. Mark Martin discusses some fun and exciting moments that have occurred throughout his stock car racing career and what it means to be a part of the NASCAR® community, as recorded in his book, NASCAR® For Dummies (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.):

"Its no secret that a lot of people consider me the most focused driver around. And I take that as a compliment, although sometimes people can take my ultra-focused attitude the wrong way, especially at the track. When I head for my car just before practice or walk to pit road to start the race, its not easy for me to smile the whole way or stop and sign autographs every two seconds, because I'm already thinking about the race and what I have to accomplish. So, it's not time for me to pal around with other drivers or joke with fans. Just like any other athlete, it's my time to get in a zone" (105).

NASCAR® FOR DUMMIES By Mark Martin ISBN: 0-7645-5219-8 IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. January, 2000 $19.99; 316 pages

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Series General , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin