Once Around The Track

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Jun 1, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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McCrumb draws you close, makes you care. --Los Angeles Times

Racing fans have never seen anything like it--and they've seen plenty--the first all-women's team in stock-car racing history. Already a national sensation, the spotlight heats up when financial challenges force Team 86 to hire a male "wheel man."

And Badger Jenkins is a man all right--a sweet-faced Georgian who oozes aw-shucks charm off the track and unleashes blistering speed in competition. But the real Badger is a hard man to know. Just ask the women whose job it is to keep both car and driver in one piece.

From crew chief and team manager Tuggle to engine specialist Rosalind Manning, publicist Melanie Sark and diehard fan Taran Stiles, this asphalt sisterhood will power through a racing season of dizzying highs and terrifying lows to prove that women can do a man's job. And when the unthinkable happens, each will realize that they've been hurtling at breakneck speed toward a moment that will change them forever.

Rave Reviews For Sharyn McCrumb

"McCrumb writes with a quiet fire. . .like every true storyteller, she has the Sight." --The New York Times Book Review

"There is no one quite like her among present-day writers. No one better, either." --The San Diego Union-Tribune

"McCrumb portrays people so well it makes your heart ache." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Review: Once Around the Track (St. Dale #2)

User Review  - Martha Grace - Goodreads

Not a mystery. A group fo female investors decide to back a Nascar team. They can't find a female driver, but they pull together a female pit crew. Interesting look at another world. Read full review

Review: Once Around the Track (St. Dale #2)

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

A fun read that helped me appreciate NASCAR. Still can't bring myself to watch people make repeated left turns at high speed, but I have a better understanding. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 26, 1948. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels include Elizabeth MacPherson series and the Ballad series. Her book, St. Dale, won a 2006 Library of Virginia Award and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature, the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Award, the Perry F. Kendig Award for Achievement in Literary Arts, the Chaffin Award for Southern Literature, and the Plattner Award for Short Story. She has been writer-in-residence at King College in Tennessee and Shepherd College in West Virginia.

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