Ever since the first automobiles were invented, people have been competing to see who could drive the fastest. Readers will explore the origins of auto racing and follow the sport's history to see how it has grown to become one of the world's most popular and exciting past times. They will also learn how teams of mechanics, technicians, and engineers design and build some of the fastest cars on Earth. The complex text in this title allows readers to determine the main idea and explain how it is supported by key details. The diagrams, charts, and graphs add clarity and help students navigate the text.