Friday, March 19, 2010
NASCAR Fan? The Ultimate NASCAR INSIDER'S Track Guide by Liz Allison... A Review & GIVEAWAY!
And The Winners are... Beth, Kim & Laura! Congratulations! And Thank you to Everyone who joined in on the fun!
Hey NASCAR Fan's! Here's the ULTIMATE guide for any NASCAR Fan!
Back of the Book... From dining to shopping to lodging to packing, this is a practical guide that no NASCAR fan should be without! Liz Allison maximized her personal connections at every NASCAR Sprint Cup track to determine what fans really need to know, including listings for hotels around the track and on- and off-site camping; dining, from fast food to sit-down restaurants; tips for medical emergencies and nearby hospitals; area attractions, including golf courses where you might spot your favorite driver; veterinary services and pet-friendly lodging; and much more!
About a month ago, I reviewed He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back by Mark Bechtel about that fateful year that NASCAR put itself on the map with an amazing year. That book really brought the sport of NASCAR alive for me, as I knew little about the sport. Well, Brianna from Hachette Book Group wanted to know if I'd like to review another NASCAR related book- The Ultimate NASCAR Insider's Track Guide by Liz Allison. And I'm glad I said yes! What a great guide this is! Mark Bechtel's book peaked my interest in NASCAR, and Liz Allison's book, The Ultimate NASCAR Insider's Track Guide is a perfect guide for anyone to plan a little trip to catch a race somewhere. And who better than Liz Allison to write this guide!? Liz is a speedway veteran with over 20 years as a reporter, fan, wife of late NASCAR driver Davey Allison and a mother! And this guide leaves nothing out- from how to decide what kind of race you'd like to see, to how to buy tickets, to everything about planning your trip. In fact the book is divided into "Planning your trip", "At the track", and "Traveling with Kids". And then there is a separate track guide for each individual track in the circuit. And what a wealth of info you get about each track; a little history, track records, fun facts, what you can and cannot bring in the grandstands, places to stay, eat and places to have some fun outside of the races. A well organized guide to anything you possibly could want to know about planning your NASCAR trip and enjoying yourself once you're there. And even if you're not planning a trip it's a great book for any NASCAR fan! Would you like to take a peak? Here an EXCERPT !
Here's the fun part... Planning on a NASCAR trip? How about just being a NASCAR fan? Well, courtesy of Brianna and Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of The Ultimate NASCAR INSIDER'S Track Guide by Liz Allison to give away! Here's how to enter...
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on April 3rd. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!
BTW...Have an iPhone? Well, Hachette Book Group has just created an iPhone Application to go along with the book. Right now they have an App for Las Vegas, Fontana, Atlanta, Bristol and Daytona tracks. From dining and shopping to lodging and tips for getting driver autographs. The home screen features an outline of the track layout; click on a car to get to listings of restaurants, hotels, and area attractions. There is a how-to for ticket purchasing, tips on what you can [and can’t] bring in to the grandstands, instructions for using a garage area access pass, and much more. The app also includes a section on what to do in case of an emergency, whether it’s you or your four-legged friend. All phone numbers will automatically dial when clicked for any establishment listed [iPhone only]. You can watch a Youtube video of the app to learn more. Right now the apps are .99 cents each.