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Sports & Recreation Motor Sports


by (author) Timothy Miller & Steve Milton

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
Motor Sports
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price

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Fully updated with new drivers, new teams and new legends.

Every year NASCAR attracts six million spectators to racetracks nationwide. The televised races reach 105 million homes, second only to NFL football in the national ratings.The NASCAR website draws 1.5 billion hits a year, and more Fortune 500 companies sponsor NASCAR than any other sport.

NASCAR Now is the ultimate guide to this sport, with up-to-the-minute coverage that includes historical data from the earliest stock car races to the lineups for the Nextel Cup. These pages feature vivid full-color action photographs of the races, the cars, the drivers and the crews. Also included are exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with drivers, and the candid story of how the racing business really works.

Every aspect of NASCAR racing is covered, including:

  • Profiles of the current top-20 drivers
  • Stories of the NASCAR legends
  • Profiles of the young, up-and-coming stars
  • Histories of the top-1 0 racing teams
  • A day in the life of a NASCAR Cup pit crew member
  • Details of how a NASCAR Cup track is prepared for race day
  • Information on NASCAR abroad, featuring races in Canada, Mexico and Japan
  • A racing primer with information on scoring, officials, pit stops and the business aspects of NASCAR
  • Famous track venues.

For any fan, NASCAR Now is an informative, entertaining and action-packed guide.


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

Captures the daring sport with vivid descriptions of the cars and drivers and 150 color action photos.

National Examiner

[Review of 1st edition:] Dramatic photographs of races, cars, drivers and crews with an under-the-hood look at the racing business.


[Review of 1st-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.


[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 1st 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

[Review of 1st-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 1st-edition:] Pit stops, blurring speed and top drivers are the focus of this collection of 175 color photographs.

Chicago Sun-Times

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

It's terrific... everything you ever wanted to know about NASCAR is in this book and the photos are terrific, too.

Toronto Star

[Review of 1st-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 1st-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

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 1st-edition:] In short, everything you need to know.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

[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 1st-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.

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