Beginning with a race on one Sunday and concluding with the race on the following Sunday, A Little Bit Sideways follows a typical NASCAR team throughout the week to uncover its inner workings, from the minute changes that affect the cars performance to the teams interaction in putting together a winning (or losing) effort.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks (March 8, 1999)
Praise for A Little Bit Sideways
"One writer may finally have captured the essence of
stock-car racing, demystifying the grown-up groupie mentality that the roaring
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Most of the books currently being written about NASCAR are
of the coffee-table variety, and most glorify the sport. Fine. There is a place
for that. There also is a place for unfettered observation and independent
analysis of a sport that is growing so fast that few have the time to
understand why. A Raleigh writer named Scott Huler has broken new ground with A
Little Bit Sideways. . . . Huler wrestles with the sport's uniqueness better
than most. . . . Huler also has a welcome attention to detail."
— Monte Dutton, Gaston Gazette
"A wonderful book, accurate and insightful, . . . beautifully
crafted. . . . The book truly is terrific."
—The Huntsville Times
"It may be the best presentation of racing I've come
— Bob Latford, The Inside Line
"A fast-paced, 48-hours documentary-style look at the real
world of racing. . . . Huler brings the business as well as the heart and soul of
the NASCAR race team to life in fascinating detail and refreshing accuracy."
— Claire B. Lang, NASCAR Winston Cup Illustrated
"A great job of capturing the entire aspect of what NASCAR
is like - from the fans, drivers, pit crews, the whole gamut."
— Bob Jenkins, ESPN
"[Huler's] eye for detail - of the mechanical and of the
human element - is moving and delightful."
— Gerald Martin, Racer Magazine
"Huler is a master at painting a picture with words."
A Little Bit Sideways
Listen to a commentary about the attempted gentrification of NASCAR.