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Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness
 
05/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 10 replies
Paddocktalk.com,local tv news ^ | 05/16/2018 | ASkyler
NASCAR News Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness advocate Sherry Pollex This evening during the 9th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraising event, 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his partner, Sherry Pollex announced a $1.2 million gift to Novant Health from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. The gift will be used to establish the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte. “This remarkably generous gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will help Novant...
 

Ex-NASCAR driver tried to arrange sex with 12-year-old girl: cops
 
03/04/2018 12:28:02 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 80 replies
MSN Sports ^ | March 4, 2018 | DAVID BOROFF
A former NASCAR truck series driver was busted in Florida after being caught in a sting trying to meet with a 12-year-old girl for sex, authorities say. Rick Crawford, 59, was charged with attempted enticement of a minor after speaking with an undercover Florida officer who pretended to be the girl’s father.
 

Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career
 
02/18/2018 6:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
Washington Post ^ | February 18 at 6:24 PM | Dan Gelston | AP
Patrick’s final NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 captured her career to perfection. She had photojournalists embedded with her, a hunky celebrity NFL QB boyfriend by her side, social media buzzing — and a crumpled Chevy towed to the garage that put a premature end to her race. Patrick smooched her boyfriend and then kissed her NASCAR career goodbye when she was caught up in a wreck in Sunday’s race. Her final win-loss record was a dud: 0 for 191 in the Cup series.
 

Free Republic NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up
 
02/01/2018 11:57:50 AM PST · by John W · 41 replies
Free Republic Racing ^ | February 1, 2018 | John W
Folks, we have migrated (legally) to a new web site this year as Yahoo has shut down their league. This site attempts to mimic yahoo as far as possible. Go here: https://fantasyracingcheatsheet.com/fant Free Republic Racing password: jimrob Good Luck!
 

Dan Gurney, who won at IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, Formula 1 and Le Mans, dies at 86
 
01/14/2018 5:26:29 PM PST · by God luvs America · 59 replies
ESPN ^ | 1/14/2018 | Bob Pockrass
Dan Gurney, an accomplished and versatile racer whose pioneering innovations in race car manufacturing played an integral role in motorsports, died Sunday at age 86 of complications from pneumonia. Gurney won seven IndyCar races, five NASCAR Cup races and four Formula 1 races from 1962 to 1970, and he teamed with A.J. Foyt to win the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya have wins in the top levels Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and sports cars. "With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today,"...
 

NASCAR Legend Richard Childress Opens Fire on Home Invaders, Praises 2nd Amendment
 
12/22/2017 11:18:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 32 replies
Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR Hawkins
Childress told North Carolina’s Davidson County Sherriff’s Office (DCSO) on Sunday that the only reasons he and his wife are still “here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.”
 

NASCAR Driver Requests Prayers “For All the Poor Souls in Purgatory” After Major Win[CatholicCaucus]
 
11/16/2017 11:45:28 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
ChurchPOP ^ | November 16, 2017 | ChurchPOP Editor
This is so cool!NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter recently won the Jag Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. In a post-race interview, he added a few things you don’t normally hear: “I just thank the Sacred of Jesus and the Blessed Mother. And today is First Friday so we should pray for all the poor souls in purgatory.” (full video below)The Friday Friday devotion he mentioned dates back to the 17th century and is associated with devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which he also referenced.This isn’t the first time Sauter has been public about his Catholic faith in post-race interviews. In...
 

Activist may burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag at NASCAR race in Talladega
 
10/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 85 replies
AL.com ^ | 10.9.17 | Wesley Robinson
Taking his combined Nazi-Confederate flag burning demonstration to NASCAR country, Pennsylvania activist Gene Stilp continued his push for awareness by burning the two symbols, which he says represent similar ideals.
 

NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don't Stand 'Ought to Be Out of the Country'
 
09/25/2017 8:15:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
people.com ^ | 9 25 17
While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump's recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner," NASCAR remained standing. The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal. Many NASCAR owners spoke out against the protests from other sports. When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would "get you a ride...
 

'All Americans have the right to peaceful protests': Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks ranks with NASCAR...
 
09/25/2017 3:13:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2017 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com
FULL TITLE: 'All Americans have the right to peaceful protests': Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks ranks with NASCAR and backs the NFL in war with Trump Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke with NASCAR's ranks on Monday morning, Tweeting his support for peaceful demonstration after president Donald Trump spent the better part of the weekend condemning NFL players for protesting injustice in America by kneeling during the national anthem. 'All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests,' read a Tweet by Earnhardt, who followed with a quote from the late President John F. Kennedy. 'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent...
 

ESPN's Jemele Hill rips NASCAR for welcoming Confederate flags
 
09/25/2017 12:22:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill ripped NASCAR in a tweet on Sunday for welcoming Confederate flags even as some team owners said they would fire people working for them who protested during the national anthem
 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Breaks with NASCAR Owners ... Approves NFL Protests
 
09/25/2017 11:08:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 111 replies
TMZ ^ | 9/25/2017 6:43 AM PDT
Not all NASCAR people are siding with Trump -- with Dale Earnhardt Jr. throwing his support behind NFL protesters ... despite several NASCAR owners bashing them. After POTUS said NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who takes a knee, two of the most powerful men in NASCAR gave major stamps of approval. Richard Petty said, "Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period." Team owner Richard Childress was asked what he would do if any of his staffers protested the anthem -- "Get you a ride on a Greyhound bus...
 

Vanity - God Bless NASCAR & Motor Sports racing & patriotism.
 
09/25/2017 4:24:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies

Not many Americans know this fact...but, Motorsports is the most watched sporting event in the USA. NASCAR, NHRA drag racing, Indy Motorsports, Motorcycles, Midget racers, Go Cart racing, Sport car racing, Grand Prix racing, Monster trucks, etc., goes on, unabated all over the USA on Friday/Saturday nights and Sunday mornings and afternoons. Millions of auto and motorcycle racing fans turnout in massive numbers to view and enjoy these events...that are as American as apple pie is. The NFL and NBA are dwarfed by these attendee numbers of loyal, patriotic Americans of all stripes. The only sport that comes close to...
 

NASCAR owners side with Trump, take firm stance against anthem protests
 
09/25/2017 3:33:11 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 23 replies
USA Today | September 24 | Brant James
<p>LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR again proved to be an insular oddity in American sports culture on Sunday as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway were completely devoid of the type of national anthem protests that have permeated other professional sports.</p>
 

NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races
 
09/24/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
The Hill ^ | 24th September 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games. There were no protests reported during “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press. Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports. “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where...
 

What's next for Danica Patrick after losing her NASCAR Cup Series ride?
 
09/16/2017 9:13:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 103 replies
Autoweek ^ | September 13, 2017
What now? That’s the question Danica Patrick faces now that she knows for certain she will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. And considering that she barely scrapped enough funding together to keep the No. 10 afloat this season, it means her options are limited if she wants to remain in a competitive seat. So what are her options? From the outside looking in, it’s hard to see how Patrick remains in the Cup Series with a competitive ride, and she has continually discounted options in other divisions. But for the sake...
 

NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks
 
08/26/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 117 replies
ABC ^ | Jul 4, 2015 | BOB POCKRASS via ESPN
One of the biggest NASCAR sponsors lobbied to have the event moved. Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote in a letter dated for Tuesday that neither he nor anyone from Camping World would participate in an event at any Trump property "due to recent and ongoing blatantly bigoted and racist comments from Donald Trump in regards to immigrants of the United States." Trump has made several comments about immigrants while on the campaign trail. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said when announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination last month. "They're sending...
 

NASCAR at Indy
 
07/23/2017 11:51:15 AM PDT · by JBW1949 · 98 replies
Vanity
Just watched the start of the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
 

Convergence Killing NASCAR
 
05/03/2017 6:59:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 107 replies
Vox Popoli ^ | Vox Day
TV ratings are "plummeting" and attendance is down more than 50 percent at some tracks: NASCAR has seen crowds shrink at virtually every track, many of which have removed seats, and its television ratings have plummeted. At Richmond, which once routinely seated more than 100,000 fans for races in the premier Cup series, only 60,000 seats remain and they were not close to full for Sunday's 400-lap race. "We're not isolated here," France said. "Every sport is trying to unlock the new consumption levels and fan interest by a younger demographic. Of course we love our core fan and everyone...
 

Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip
 
04/11/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
The New York Times ^ | 11 April 2017 | Matt Apuzzo
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agents’ children, according to records and interviews. Agents also used the account to finance undercover operations around the country, despite laws prohibiting government officials from using private money to supplement their budgets, according to current and former government officials and others familiar with the account. The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants...
 
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