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In the past twenty years, big time stock car racing has become America s fastest growing spectator sport Winston Cup races draw larger audiences at the tracks and on television than any other sport, and drivers like Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, and Mark Martin have become cultural icons whose endorsements command millions What accounts for NASCAR s surging popularity For years a closeted NASCAR fan, Professor Jim Wright took advantage of a sabbatical into attend stock car races at seven of the Winston Cup s legendary venues Daytona, Indianapolis, Darlington, Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, and Talladega The Fixin to Git Road Tour resulted in this book not just a travelogue of Wright s year at the races, but a fan s valentine to the spectacle, the pageantry, and the subculture of Winston Cup RacingWright busts the myth that NASCAR is a Southern sport and takes on critics who claim that there s nothing to racing but drive fast, turn left, revealing the skill, mental acuity, and physical stamina required by drivers and their crews Mostly, though, he captures the experience of loyal NASCAR fans like himself, describing the drama in the grandstands and in the bars, restaurants, parking lots, juke joints, motels, and campgrounds where race fans congregate He conveys the rich, erotic sensory overload the sights, the sounds, the smells, the feel of weekends at the Winston Cup race tracks As a NASCAR fan this book was captivating for me I too have experienced some of the same things as the author which made the book come alive.