Skip to comments.ESPN Sources: Two NASCAR Drivers Advised Not to Do Interviews in Media Center to Avoid
Posted on 04/14/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by lowbridge
ESPN said that sources confirmed to the outlet that two drivers have been advised by their PR people not to conduct interviews in the Texas Motor Speedway media center in order to avoid the NRA logo from appearing behind them.
The move is just the latest in media hysteria that has resulted from the NRA sponsoring Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the NRA 500.
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I saw the #NRA500 was top trending topic on twitter for a few hours last night.
First I’d heard of this. Go NRA!
Wow, that’s smart. I know of no NASCAR fans anywhere at all who own guns or are NRA members. /s
NASCAR now joins baseball, basketball and football in the dead American sports category.
I would think that that’s the default position.
Where are all the gay drivers?
Stupid is as stupid does.
Apparently, whoever told those NASCAR drivers not to do interviews in the MC doesn't understand NASCAR's audience. Most race fans are conservatives who go to church and like to hunt, among other things.
This was just dumb!
Long ago these pro sports sold out. Now it is just TV programming and not a sport. Everything is TV/sponsor money driven now. Too much money and payola involved.
Those who run the “sports” just want to keep the gravy train going at all costs.
This should probably motivate a lot of the drivers to make sure they DO the interviews in front of the NRA logo.
Sounds like McCarthyism to me.
Yeah, I think it is time to be offended by Beer sponsorship of NASCAR. Drunk driving kills thousands every year yet NASCAR parades Beer ads around on cars. How offensive is that? I wonder how NASCAR would like the shoe on that foot?
A driver should have stepped up and said “if these leftists like communism so much, why not move to N Korea and leave us the hell alone.”
so how long have you been replying to articles on FR without actually reading them?
“Proudly posting without reading the article since [sign-up date]” should be the default tagline for everybody on FR.
Was it NASCAR or ESPN that told the drivers?
I resemble that remark.
nevermind ... what teams?
A lot, not all, of the “media” types are referring to this race yesterday as the Texas 500. This is shoddy, incorrect reporting. The race yesterday was the NRA 500. The Texas 500 will be run at TMS on November 3rd. Believe it or not, Yahoo.com sports got it right.
I think it was ESPN They turn into metrosexual NY Type of the network
ESPN “reported” that two teams said stay away ... I’m not buying that somewhat ... BUT ESPN has the cameras and no cap gun tradition ... I think Edwards was being interview at that time ...
A typical scenario involves a driver sponsored by Coca-Cola winning a race like the Pepsi 400. Watch the gyrations that NASCAR, networks, drivers and team owners go through during the post-race interview in competing attempts to shove these sponsors' logos in front of the television audience.
Don't give anyone any ideas.....I would have no problem with that IF it were done by NASCAR and not the federal government, as was done with the tobacco industry - without which sponsorship several pro sports would never have gotten where they did.
It was neither; it was the PR people from two individual teams who told their own drivers to avoid being seen with the NRA logo. It was not a Nascar statement, nor was it an ESPN statement. The whole thing is about individual teams choosing to try to stay out of the controversy, possibly due to sponsorship concerns. Look around and see which product sponsors are more likely to be worried about the political fallout and you will have a clue to which teams it was. Either way it was their decision to make and NASCAR had nothing to do with it.
So, are we going to see NRA members required to use different drinking fountains, separate restrooms, and seated in different parts of restaurants in the near future?
Name the cowards.
I’d be repainting my car with nothing but NRA logos and not charge them a dime.
More empty seats to come.
There is no longer a news media in this country. No mention of the NRA at a race that bears their name; no coverage of Gosnell’s House of Horrors; no coverage of the failire of Benghazi. Endless coverage of Trayvon and Newtown. All Pravda, all the time.
According to Hitler, “The task of propaganda lies not in a scientific training of the individual, but rather in directing the masses towards certain facts, events, necessities, etc., the purpose being to move their importance into the masses’ field of vision.” (page 231)
Understood but NASCAR embraced obama and the entire globull warming crap with their ethanol move and also their White House appearences. I have no doubt these days as to why NASCAR runs straight and always turns to the left.
NASCAR white house appearances go back to Reagan at least. In fact I believe it was Reagan who pardoned Junior Johnson for his moonshine conviction in the 40s.
Yes but IMHO enabling treasonous enemies of freedom by loaning legitimacy to them with their product placement at the White House, is not IMHO in keeping with the wishes of their consumers. NASCAR has done much more than having a meet and greet at the White House and like I stated before... promoting ethanol and its damage to not only cars but America’s energy and food supplies... is absolutely bordering on criminal. You watch NASCAR and enjoy it my friend... I will not be part of it any longer.
NRA defends Constitution’s 2nd Amendment
ACLU (founded by communists) attacks & weakens the Constitution
So ACLU is praised and NRA is demonized.
Truly we are in the end times...