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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 06:48 AM
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NASCAR Gets First Openly Gay Driver
Im going to be the first gay pro racecar driver," Evan Darling said in no uncertain terms in February on the Internet radio show "Lady and the Tramp." Though, when pressed, he told host Lady Chablis that he considers himself more of "a racecar driver who happens to be gay" than "a gay racecar driver."

However one wants to define the socially correct parameters, Darling, 39, finally got to live out his dream earlier this month. After slumming in the amateur division for about 13 years, he competed in his first pro race, the Grand-Am Koni Challenge in Miami on April 13

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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 07:04 AM
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1. Openly is the key word.
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 03:14 AM
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5. Junior?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 12:54 PM
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6. There has been talk about another famous NASCAR driver
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 07:06 AM
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2. Shifts like this...
Portend some real interesting times in NHRA Drag Racing. ;-)
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 10:17 AM
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3. NASCAR?
Doesn't appear to be a NASCAR sanctioned class from what I can find. Looks to be sanctioned by Grand American. Sort of makes me wonder how much the claim of being the First Professional Driver, Openly Gay in racing. How much of a search effort/fact check was performed?

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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 02:50 PM
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4. Apparently first Openly Gay
A little google search didn't find an openly gay race car driver.
Found Mike Beuttler who raced F1 in 71 to 73 and is beleived to have been gay, but not openly.
NASCAR Driver Tim Richmond died of AIDs but there is no indication that he was gay.
NASCAR Driver Terri O'Connell is a Transexual.

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