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Jimmie Johnson

Racing Champ

Series: Heroes of Racing

By Marty Gitlin

Jimmie Johnson is one of the dominating figures in NASCAR. He became the first rookie ever to lead in the point standings (and to date the only rookie to do so). He is the only driver to finish in the top five in the standings in his first five full seasons. He has never finished below fifth in the final standings and finished second twice (in 2003 and 2004) and won the Nextel Cup championship in 2006. He will only get better as he continues to compete at the highest levels of NASCAR. Great title for reluctant readers!

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Reviews

"This book is an easy read and students will enjoy reading about this modern sports hero."

Richardson Independent School District, November 11, 2008

". . . the content is clear . . . It is put forth in a welcoming format . . . The series would make an excellent addition to a library serving a wide range of patrons."

Southern Maine Library District, June 8, 2008

"This volume . . . could easily hook a young reader (boy or girl)."

Children's Literature

"Heroes of Racing delivers what it promises."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, December 2008

"Written in an easy-to-read format, race car fans will appreciate this quick read."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

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