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Racing With The Pit Crew
ISBN: 9780736837767
Author: Schaefer, A. R.
Publisher: Edge Books
Published: January 2005
Retail: $26.65    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: Covers what each member of a NASCAR pit crew does during pit stops, including training and pit stop strategy.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Motor Sports
Library of Congress Subjects:
Pit crews; Juvenile literature.
Automobile racing; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 796.72
LCCN: 2004013900
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Edge Books
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 3-4
Grade level: 3-4
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 7.25" L x 0.30" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Sports, Non-Fiction, Middle School
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 July)
Gr 3-6-Three well-illustrated and readable titles. Doeden opens with a description of Ryan Newman's spectacular 2003 crash at Daytona and goes on to describe other famous wrecks, including Dale Earnhardt's fatal crash in 2001. History covers the formation of the stock-car racing organization in 1949 through the present, describing the cars, significant races in NASCAR's history, and the importance of corporate sponsorships for the sport. Subsequent sections cover developments in safety equipment, the causes of wrecks, and how crashes spur new safety innovations. Racing describes a typical pit stop and each crew member's role; the job of spotters; and the safety issues, training, and practice that go with being part of a race team. Schaefer's writing is most effective, but all three books present their topics clearly and accurately. Attractive color photos will delight fans. These titles are a step up in accuracy and appeal from Jeff Savage's The World's Fastest Stock Cars (Capstone, 2003).-Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.