What's it really like to drive in a stock car race? Loud and hot! Spark early readers' natural curiosity about racing with this inquiry-based nonfiction approach to stock cars. Once upon a time, stock cars raced as they came from the factory, with maybe a few upgrades. Now, most people think of NASCAR stock cars, which are all custom made. These powerful machines have three times the horsepower of a regular car. Appeal to budding race fans with this question-and-answer book covering stock car parts, tracks, history, and what it's like behind the wheel. Simple infographics draw in browsers and visual learners. This North American Spanish translation includes a Stay Curious! feature that encourages kids to keep asking questions while doubling as a mini media literacy lesson on research skills. Includes glossary and index.