R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet

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Engines hum and hearts pound as cars hurtle around the track at 200 miles per hour. In R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet, readers will experience the track's sights and sounds as they learn the ins and outs of stock car racing, from its humble beginnings in 1895 to the fastest growing sport in America. Whether interested in the guys in the garage or the Daytona International Speedway, fans young and old will speed from A to Z as they are introduced to the people, places and memorable moments in stock car racing.As a freelance magazine writer, author Brad Herzog has earned three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He has also written several sports titles for Sleeping Bear Press, including H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives with his family on California's Monterey Peninsula. Illustrator Jane Gilltrap Bready's motorsports paintings have been displayed in museums worldwide. She came by her love of cars naturally, as she was born into a family with racing ties. She and her family live in New Hampshire.



  • Dewey: 796.356999999999
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585362721): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2006, 05/12/2006
  • PDF (9781627531511): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Hosted ebook (9781627533805): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Language Arts
  • Series: Sports Alphabet


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.3
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 107496
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: Brad Herzog

Brad Herzog lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Luke and Jesse. As a freelance writer, he has won several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, including a Grand Gold Medal for best magazine article of the year. Brad has published more than two dozen books, including two memoirs about his travels through small-town America.

Illustrator: Jane Gilltrap Bready

Born in Australia, Jane Gilltrap Bready developed a passion for cars and racing because of the proximity of her grandfather’s automobile museum. Jane’s artwork has depicted many forms of auto racing, and she has worked with many of motorsports’ top teams. Jane has been a NASCAR licensed artist since 1998. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Mike, and their children, Gemma and Ian.