Men and Speed: A Wild Ride Through NASCAR's Breakout Season

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What is it that makes a man strap himself into an automobile and drive it hundreds of laps around a track at speeds surpassing 200 miles per hour? Critically acclaimed journalist G. Wayne Miller decided to find out by spending a year on the NASCAR circuit with Roush Racing's legendary owner Jack Roush and his four title-contending Winston Cup drivers: Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, and Kurt Busch. Miller plumbs the allure of speed and the exploding popularity of stock-car racing through the dramatic 2001 season, which opened with the most famous Daytona 500 in history, when NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt died as his car slammed into the wall on the final turn.

Miller takes us inside the minds and behind the wheels of the of the hottest drivers of the past two seasons, as they cope with the thrills and the dangers along the way to the Cup. Miller also takes us inside Roush Racing, a 125 million business, showing a side of NASCAR that few fans ever get to see. For longtime fans and curious newcomers alike, Men and Speed takes you for a wild ride through the fastest sport in the land.

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G. Wayne Miller has been a staff writer at the Providence Journal since 1981, where he has won numerous journalism awards, including an American Society of Newspaper Editors prize for feature writing. The author of four previous works of nonfiction, he lives in Rhode Island with his wife and children.

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"...captures the many nuances of the American fascination with NASCAR racing." -- Library Journal, June 1, 2002

"If dad enjoys watching high-speed auto racing on television..., he'll certainly appreciate [this] behind-the-scenes look at the sport." -- Monterey County Herald, June 9, 2002

"It is this dance with death that journalist Miller captures in his thrilling book...not just for hard-core NASCAR fans." -- Boston Globe, July 3, 2002

"Miller surely has a bestseller on his hands...Not just for diehard racing fans; it's...about courage, perseverance and patience." -- Bob Schaller, StockCarCity.com, March 5, 2002

"Miller's insights into the economic, technological and emotional workings of a top team are fresh and valuable." -- New York Times, May 26, 2002

"Represents a new level of achievement in motorsports publishing...should be a welcome and oft-visited addition to any sports fan's library." -- Tony Johns, Racingpress.com, June 3, 2002

"The book promises to give readers a unique glimpse of the sport and its drivers." -- Las Vegas Sun, January 29, 2002

"[Miller's] approach is smooth, concise, polished, and professional--an outstanding effort...Above all it's a great book." -- Larry Manch, Racing News Online, June 3, 2002.

"an edge-of-your-seat read...Miller offers an unbiased, unobstructed view into a world few of us know." -- Providence Journal, June 2, 2002

"moving stories of bravery, winning, and defeat, and the exploration of the addictive nature of speed make this a must-read." -- Writerswrite.com, May 2, 2002.

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