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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 08:02 AM

21. I find your characterization of NASCAR pretty ignorant

I live about 5-10 miles from a major NASCAR track. I hate NASCAR and would never go to a race, but I see who does go. While there might be quite a few of the cheap beer swilling teabagger types showing up, there's also a very large number of people who have money to spend. Take any major NFL stadium and multiply that crowd by a factor of 4 or 5 and you'll be in the ballpark. All of the hotels within 20-30 miles are booked solid months in advance. The closest airport and one or two farther out have their entire ramp filled to capacity with private planes with helicopters shuttling people to the track constantly. All of the nearby restaurants from McDonalds to those that charge $50 per head are full for 3 days straight. After the race ends, the interstate is gridlocked for hours. I know some very progressive people who have season passes to the track. It ain't all toothless hillbillies.

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