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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:32 PM

I am very disappointed by what I just heard!

I am a NASCAR fan and have followed NASCAR for 20 plus years. Maybe it's time for me to find something to take up my time? Bill Elliot, his son Chase, Ryan Newman, David Ragan, former & active drivers and NASCAR Chairman Brian Frances are all endorsing Trump. After all they have done to change the image of NASCAR, this set them back a long way in book. They showed me they are still the good old boys sport. They actually prohibited the flying of the confederate flag. Their diversity driver plan was actually in place. I am embarrassed to say that I am fan, but I am wavering my thoughts not watching or listening to NASCAR races in the future.

Trump was in Valdosta, GA tonight and had them on the stage with him. I would not care if they endorsed someone, but Trump?

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imanamerican63 Feb 2016 OP
SheilaT Feb 2016 #1
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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:37 PM

1. Oh, my.

 

I'm am one of those who has a rather negative view of NASCAR and its fans. I'm saying this not to suggest I'm better than those fans, but just to point out I have those opinions. And if those drivers and such are endorsing Trump, that tends to solidify the negative view someone like me has of that sport.

But take heart. A cousin of mine is a firm NASCAR fan, and I only know this because of her FB postings. She puts the human face on the sport, and while I honestly haven't a clue what her political leanings are at this point, knowing her reminds me that there are all sorts of people who follow any given sport.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:55 PM

2. Is Chase old enough to vote?

The Elliotts are Georgians, but that's too bad about them endorsing tRump. At least they aren't endorsing the status quo Republicans.

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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:59 PM

3. ugh

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:16 AM

4. I stopped watching entirely when Tony Stewart passed on Obama's invite to White House

He was "honored" to be there with Bush but had scheduling conflict for Obama's invite.

(Joe Gibbs was the one that pulled us into the sport and Tony was Gibbs' driver along with Bobby Labonte)

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:18 AM

5. you're just now noticing NASCAR has a lot of racist fans?

what will you say next - that you're not aware of David Duke?

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