Fixin’ To Git: One Fan’s Love Affair with NASCAR’s Winston Cup (review)

Fixin' To Git, by Jim Wright (Duke University Press, 2002).

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Fixin’ To Git: One Fan’s Love Affair with NASCAR’s Winston Cup (review)

by Daniel S. Pierce
Southern Cultures, Vol. 9, No. 4: Winter 2003

Duke University Press, 2002.

Sociologist Jim Wright has taken on a two-fold task in Fixin’ To Git: to make a sociological study of nascar’s Winston Cup Series and to reflect on his firsthand experiences in attending six races during the 1999 season—what Wright refers to as his “Fixin’ To Git Road Tour.” As such, it contains a mix of academic study and personal reminiscence, alternating between an academic tone and a folksy, even chatty one.