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NASCAR Hammer Down

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Car-racing show entertains, defies gender stereotypes.

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This fast-paced series is designed with young NASCAR fans in mind, giving them an all-access pass to the track, the pit, the control room, and a number of well-known stars, and Elledge is a real boon. As a racer and member of a NASCAR family, she obviously knows her stuff. As a young teen, she keeps the content lighthearted and relevant to what kids want to see and hear. And as a girl, she defies the assumption that racing is a guy thing.

NASCAR Hammer Down is a fun pick for fans, and it tries to beef up its content by identifying the role of science and math topics in the inner workings of the industry. Overall entertainment value is the clear winner here, but if your kids do watch, you can expand on the learning themes it raises as well.

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