Automobile racing drivers
Nov 17, 2011 — A dog reflects on his life in The Art of Racing in the Rain, on the list for a 127th week.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 18, 2011 — Ten years ago Friday, 43 drivers lined up to race NASCAR's Daytona 500. One of them was Dale Earnhardt, who died in a crash in the last lap. Fellow racer Michael Waltrip, who won that race, details the day's events in a new book: In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything.
Nov 14, 2007 — In his book The Driver, Alexander Roy lays out how he drove from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 4 minutes, stopping only six times. He explains how he prepared for what he says is a record-breaking road trip.
May 17, 2006 — Danica Patrick placed fourth at last year's Indianapolis 500, earning the best time in the race for a woman driver. A self-described "girl," Patrick discusses how she got her start in the sport and the challenges she faces on the racetrack.
May 27, 2005 — This weekend's Indianapolis 500 boasts only the fourth woman ever to qualify for the legendary race. Steve Inskeep talks with Janet Guthrie, the first woman to break the gender barrier at Indianapolis. Her new book is Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle.