From the Back Cover
You always argue about NASCAR—now you can win In Trading Paint , veteran NASCAR writer and radio host Jerry Bonkowski takes you inside 101 of the sport′s most contentious issues and gives you fuel for the passionate disagreements that NASCAR lovers live for. Packing in plenty of historical facts, stats, and terrific stories about NASCAR greats both on and off the track, Bonkowski lays out all of the strongest arguments for every point of view, then gives his seasoned—and often controversial—take on each subject. If you disagree, all of the ammo you need for a counterattack is right there in front of you. Tackling every hot–button controversy in the sport, Bonkowski answers big questions such as: Who was the greatest NASCAR driver ever? Is Dale Earnhardt Jr. overrated? What are the best and worst NASCAR cities and racetracks? How will Danica Patrick fare as a NASCAR driver? Why are today′s young guns not as good as young drivers from past eras? What′s right and what′s wrong with the Chase to the Sprint Cup? How did Dale Earnhardt′s death change NASCAR forever? Are crashes good for NASCAR′s ratings? What are NASCAR′s best and worst rules? Read Trading Paint and the next time debate heats up with your friends over whether NASCAR races should be shorter or whether double–file restarts are good for the sport, you′ll be ready to argue—and leave them in the dust.
About the Author
Chicago native JERRY BONKOWSKI has covered motorsports for over twenty–five years. He is currently an editor for America Online′s FanHouse sports site and a regular host of The Back Stretch and other NASCAR–related shows on Sirius Satellite Radio. Previously, he was the National NASCAR Columnist for Yahoo! Sports and the lead NASCAR columnist for ESPN.com. Prior to that, he spent fifteen years with USA Today covering all forms of motorsports. He has won numerous awards, including from the National Motorsports Press Association and the Associated Press.