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Does the thought of brightly painted cars speeding around a track make your heart pound and your blood race? Do you have posters of Dale Earnhardt, Michael Schumacher, Danica Patrick, or Jeff Gordon hanging on the walls of your bedroom? Do words like cylinder, crankshaft, and throttle get you all pumped up? Do you own a personal set of earplugs? Then you must be a racecar fan!

If that's true, The Everything® Kids' Racecars Puzzle and Activity Book will be just what you need to keep you in a racing mood! Included in this book are nine chapters stuffed full of puzzles on all types of racing. We've covered everything from the beginnings of the sport to the cutting-edge technology of today and tomorrow! Some chapters focus on the nuts and bolts of the cars, others on talented drivers and enthusiastic fans like you! We showcase record-breaking events and crashes, and even offer you do-it-yourself racing ideas. As you race your way through the book, don't be surprised if you learn some amazing things about your favorite sport and the super cars that make it so popular. For instance, did you know that inside the engine of a speeding Formula One car, the piston can travel up and down 300 times a second?!

Just as people like different types of racing, people like different types of puzzles. We've included a variety to please all puzzlers. You'll find word searches, codes, math puzzles, mazes, rebuses, crisscrosses, acrostics, and more. There are also racing games and other activities for you to try!

To give you a little sample of what you can expect, see how quickly you can solve this Racecar Palindrome Maze.

What's a palindrome, you ask? It's a word that reads the same both forward and backward — like the word racecar. Take a practice lap by seeing how quickly you can go forward and back again through the word — without crossing your own path!

All warmed up? What are you waiting for? Start your engines, grab a pencil, and zoom into the rest of the puzzles!

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