If anyone is qualified to write The Ultimate NASCAR Insider's Track Guide: Everything You Need to Plan Your Race Weekend, it's Liz Allison. The widow of driver Davey Allison, she has made a name for herself in NASCAR, as a reporter and fan. She a former television correspondent for NASCAR Sprint Cup events, and has written five books on racing, as well as a NASCAR romance series with Harlequin. She certainly knows her way around the tracks.
Allison reminds readers that for thirty-eight weekends out of the year, NASCAR drivers, crews and fans invade cities all over the U.S. So, her book tells fans how to make the most of their experiences as they follow their favorite drivers on the Sprint circuit. She covers everything from what track to attend to how to buy tickets. Caution flags are warnings for fans, what to beware of in buying tickets or attending events. That includes fake tickets, children's tickets, and motels with minimum stays. There are even tips for using the restroom.
After the general opening, information for all tracks, Allison's guide is broken into one chapter per track, information specific to each track, such as history, size, and ticket information. If you're planning to attend Daytona or PIR (Phoenix International Raceway), all the necessary information is covered from local hotels and camping to restaurants, attractions in the area, shopping, and churches. Everything is provided to allow fans to have a pleasant experience, no matter where they go to watch a race.
Liz Allison's The Ultimate NASCAR Insider's Track Guide is a comprehensive, well-organized guide that should be in the collection of any fan that attends NASCAR races.
The Ultimate NASCAR Insider's Track Guide: Everything You Need to Plan Your Race Weekend by Liz Allison. Center Street, ©2010. ISBN 9781599957111 (paperback), 384p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The review copy was sent to me by the publisher, in hopes I would review the book.
Item eight about me - Allison is on target for Phoenix restaurants. She highlights Pappadeaux's, my favorite restaurant in the area. Great Cajun food, great service - a favorite.