NASCAR gets romantic
by Adam Finley, posted Feb 9th 2006 2:24PM
Everything about NASCAR screams "manly." The high-speed danger, the roar of the engines, the smell of fuel and motor oil, the yellow jumpsuits with pictures of M&Ms on them. . . . I never, though, would have thought that NASCAR would ever be associated with romance novels, but never say never. Late last year NASCAR and Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the most popular publisher of romance books, struck a licensing deal. The first book for the series, by author Pamela Britton, came out a little over a week ago and is called In The Groove. It's about a woman who doesn't care for NASCAR falling for a famous racecar driver. The lesson, I'm guessing, is that if you want your girlfriend to enjoy NASCAR as much as you do, you should allow her to be seduced by one of the drivers. More books by other authors are to follow.