Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR

101 Stories of Family, Fortitude, and Fast Cars

Everyone loves great stories about families working and playing together, grit and perseverance, and fast cars! We are collecting stories for the ultimate NASCAR book, coming out in February 2010, in time for the new season. We are excited to have well-known NASCAR columnist Cathy Elliott editing the book.

Do you have a great NASCAR story to share? We prefer stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

Interacting with the drivers
Experiences you have had with family members at the track or at home
NASCAR family traditions
Things you have seen drivers do that you found admirable or inspiring
Finding love at the racetrack, or even getting married there
Funniest personal NASCAR moments
Individual drivers and what they have meant to you
Ways that NASCAR has brought your family together
Stories about the most passionate, dedicated, or downright obsessive fans
you have ever met
Your first NASCAR experience and what it meant to you
Your favorite racetrack
Why NASCAR is part of your life
Kids and NASCAR
NASCAR's patriotism
Experiences in the infield...

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.


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