More than six million fans gear up to attend NASCAR races each year, with an additional 75 million people watching the races from home. While you may consider yourself a big fan, there are still a few facts that might surprise you. For instance:
• A driver can lose from five to 10 pounds during the course of a race.
• A single NASCAR tire weighs in at 75 pounds.
• The temperature inside a car can reach 140 degrees.
A new book for children from the creators of the endearing Chicken Soup series highlights a number of other fun NASCAR facts. Delivering the ultimate race journal experience, "Chicken Soup for the Soul NASCAR Xtreme Race Journal for Kids" (HCI $9.95) is filled with trivia, race facts, track facts, games and journal entries. It also features a chapter for every race track across the country.
There are other books that will take kids behind the scenes at a NASCAR race, teach them how to ask for autographs from drivers, show them how to become a NASCAR driver, teach the very young how to read and even how to count. Click here to see some of them (most are very inexpensive).
If you're looking for a special gift for a young NASCAR fan, you might consider the book--along with an autograph from their favorite driver that you locate through the links here on RacerAutographs.com.