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Sports & Recreation Motor Sports


by (author) Timothy Miller & Steve Milton

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Motor Sports
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
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Fully updated with new drivers, teams, dynasties and legends.

Every year, NASCAR attracts more than six million spectators to racetracks nationwide. The televised races are viewed by millions more, making NASCAR second only to NFL football in American sports ratings.

NASCAR Now! is the ultimate guide to the sport -- a high-octane ride from auto racing's humble roots to the present. This superb book for fans is like riding shotgun with the top 31 drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit, including Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Clint Boyer. Readers will go into the garage with top teams and they'll get behind the wheel with former racecar driver Brett Bodine and Tonight Show host Jay Leno as they pilot the official pace car.

Every aspect of NASCAR racing is covered in this photo-packed, fast-paced book, which includes:

  • Profiles of today's top 31 drivers plus 13 legends
  • A racing primer on scoring, officials, pit stops and the business of NASCAR
  • Setting up a track for race day
  • Tracks -- who owns them, and the events they host
  • How to spend a day at the track
  • A history of NASCAR internationally, featuring races in Canada, Mexico and Japan.

NASCAR Now! is an informative, entertaining and action-packed guide that puts the reader in the driver seat.


About the authors

by Timothy Miller and Steve Milton

Timothy Miller's profile page

STEVE MILTON has over forty years’ experience as a sportswriter and writes for the Hamilton Spectator. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been both a Gemini and National Newspaper Award finalist. He is the author of more than twenty books and is a member of both the Skate Canada Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


Steve Milton's profile page

Editorial Reviews

[Review of earlier edition:] In short, everything you need to know.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

[Review of earlier edition:] A complete, up-to-the minute introduction to NASCAR for new fans as well as keepsake for dedicated fans.

Publishers Weekly Annex

[Review of earlier edition:] Pit stops, blurring speed and top drivers are the focus of this collection of 175 color photographs.

Chicago Sun-Times

[Review of 1st-edition:] Colorful volume with more than 200 photographs... ideal for new fans to NASCAR in that it explains all the safety features, the pit stop procedures, official's flags and NASCAR rules and examines the 23 venues in detail.

Toronto Sun

[Review of earlier edition:] Dramatic photographs of races, cars, drivers and crews with an under-the-hood look at the racing business. [Review of earlier edition:] Legendary drivers, today's top racing teams, interviews and action shots of Nextel Cup races, scoring, rules and stars -- that's Nascar Now.


[Review of earlier edition:] Can help you understand how this sport has grown... If you're interested in stock car racing, there's plenty of information in this book.

Canwest News Service

[1st-edition:] American Library Association Book Pick for 2005: selected as one of a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

School Library Journal

[Review of earlier edition:] Captures the daring sport with vivid descriptions of the cars and drivers and 150 color action photos.

National Examiner

[Review of earlier edition:] Big paperback primer on NASCAR, listing legendary drivers, today's top drivers and teams, future stars, racing teams, rules, points, scoring -- you get everything except the T-shirt.

Road and Track

[Review of earlier edition:] NASCAR Now is the must-have "players' guide." The book combines action photographs with descriptive dialogue geared towards the newest fans, but it is not too simple for aficionados.

School Library Journal

[Review of earlier edition:] An in-depth look... From the sport's early days, racing on sand at Daytona to the present, on tracks like Lowe's Motor Speedway, no stone is left unturned.

Inside Track Motorsport News

[Review of earlier edition:] This colorful book has something for everyone interested in automobiles and racing... For this reviewer who loves racing but has not watched for many years, this book was a terrific re-entry into the sport... Photo, photos, photos. The chapters are short and easy to understand.


[Review of earlier edition:] Ideal for the new fans of NASCAR in that it explains all the safety features, the pit shop procedures, official's flags and NASCAR rules, and examines the 23-venues in detail.

Old Autos

[Review of earlier edition:] It's terrific... everything you ever wanted to know about NASCAR is in this book and the photos are terrific, too.

Toronto Star

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