NASCAR is more popular in America than any racing series has ever been, and leading the way within the NASCAR ranks is the Ford Taurus. The Taurus is one of the best-selling cars in the U.S., but the street version bears little resemblance to the Taurus that races on Sundays. The racing Taurus is the result of Ford and NASCAR working together to create a two-door version that would comply with NASCAR rules. It is campaigned by legendary drivers such as Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin, Ricky Rudd, Jeff Burton, and 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth. This book explains in technical detail all the nuances and differences between the street version and race version, including the chassis and roll cage, the suspension, steering and brakes, the engine and drive train, engine support systems, and the interior and body. The new RaceCarTech Series of books features a level of very useful technical detail sought not only by the race fans, but also by the model car builder. Detailed photos and accurately scaled shots provide a resource not found anywhere else. 70 percent of plastic model kit sales in the US are cars, and the majority of those are racecar models. The RaceCarTech series is a long-awaited resource for model car builders.
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