Indy 500: The Inside Track

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Darby Creek Pub., 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Every year the world's greatest athletes compete in events that crown a champion. In baseball, it's the World Series. In football, it's the Super Bowl. In soccer, it's the World Cup. For auto-racing athletes, it's the Indianapolis 500. Every May, drivers from all over the world come to race in the Indy 500. They push themselves and their cars for 200 laps at more than 200 miles per hour. These men and women take sharp turns, fly down straightaways, make pit stops, and zigzag for position. At the end of the day, one car--one driver--will take the checkered flag. Only one can be the Indy 500 Champion! Take a spin in the fast lane--the inside track--to find out about the Indy 500!

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nancy now resides in Plain City, Ohio, along with her husband, Ed, who has retired from a career racing Indy Cars and NASCAR. Nancy has drawn from her experience as a pit crew member for her husband's race team to write, The Indy 500- The Inside Track and The Daytona 500-The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race. Nancy Roe Pimm volunteered as a docent for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the 1980's. After she took an animal handling class, the zoo entrusted her with a vanful of critters to take to local school assemblies. Another docent duty was to lead zoo tours. While giving the tours, Nancy discovered her fascination with gorillas, especially Colo and her family. In 2007, Nancy's book, The Heart of the Beast--Eight Great Gorilla Stories was published and in 2011, Colo's Story--The Life of One Grand Gorilla. All four of Nancy's books are Junior Library Guild Selections. Colo's Story has been chosen as a Choose to Read Ohio book and was selected to represent the state of Ohio at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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