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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharyn McCrumb Narrator: Nicole Poole Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Racing fans have never seen anything like it—and they’ve seen plenty—the first all-women’s team in stock-car racing history. Already a national sensation, the spotlight heats up when financial challenges force Team 86 to hire a male “wheel man.”

And Badger Jenkins is a man all right—a sweet-faced Georgian who oozes aw-shucks charm off the track and unleashes blistering speed in competition. But the real Badger is a hard man to know. Just ask the women whose job it is to keep both car and driver in one piece.

From crew chief and team manager Tuggle to engine specialist Rosalind Manning, publicist Melanie Sark and diehard fan Taran Stiles, this asphalt sisterhood will power through a racing season of dizzying highs and terrifying lows to prove that women can do a man’s job. And when the unthinkable happens, each will realize that they’ve been hurtling at breakneck speed toward a moment that will change them forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beguiling…A heartwarming story that celebrates loyalty and love.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “The concept of this book—an all-female NASCAR team)is a good one, and McCrumb provides plenty of well-researched, behind-the-scenes details about the sport…A very readable story about a year in the life of a NASCAR team.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Nicole Poole delivers the narrative parts with just a hint of a drawl. Further, she aptly plays each of the women who revolve around Badger—love-struck engineer Taryn, devious publicist Sark, tough crew chief Grace, slimy manager Melodie. Poole especially brings out Badger’s naïveté and ‘aw-shucks’ niceness. There’s lots of detail about racing and the NASCAR circuit, which adds to this satisfying…drama.”


  • “McCrumb’s detailed descriptions of the pit crew at work are so strong you can almost smell the motor oil.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/17/2014

    " If you love NASCAR, you'll like this book. Thanks to Susan for sharing it with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Arlene | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting peek inside Nascar teams, with lots of interesting characters, many of whom are introduced and then dropped, but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/6/2014

    " I still love her writing but this is the second NASCAR novel and it's just not something I care about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Delores | 1/5/2014

    " Easy read but not what I would call a page turner. "

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