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NASCAR Driver Loses Sponsorship Over Father’s Racial Slur … 35 Years Ago
 
08/26/2018 8:12:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
dailycaller.com ^ | 8/25/18 | Molly Prince
A sponsor announced on Friday that it has ended its partnership with NASCAR driver Conor Daly after it was reported that his father used racially insensitive language during an interview in the early 1980s. Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship from Conor’s No. 6 car in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity race, citing his father’s alleged use of the N-word 35 years ago, reported Fox News. Derek Daly, a retired Indy 500 and Formula One driver, was fired days earlier from his role as WISH-TV’s Racing Analyst due to the controversy. In a statement, the elder Daly admitted to using the word, but...
 

NASCAR Xfinity Driver Conor Daly Loses Sponsorship over Father's Racial Slur
 
08/25/2018 3:19:39 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 84 replies
Bleacher Report ^ | AUGUST 24, 2018 | TIM DANIELS
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Conor Daly lost his sponsorship deal with Lilly Diabetes for Saturday's Johnsonville 180 race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, because of a racial slur his father, Derek Daly, used during a radio interview in the 1980s that surfaced this week. According to ESPN, Daly's dad said he accidentally used a slur for African Americans because it had a different meaning in his native Ireland, and he hasn't used it since. "Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will...
 

British IMSA driver Katherine Legge to make NASCAR debut at Mid-Ohio
 
08/11/2018 10:30:52 AM PDT · by umgud · 19 replies
NASCAR ^ | 8/8/18 | Holly Cain
In her diverse and thriving career, Katherine Legge has raced GT cars, IndyCars, and IMSA sports cars. She’s competed in the Indianapolis 500 and stood on the podium in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. And this weekend the popular and talented Brit will make her NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series’ Rock n Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
 

TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested for DUI, Name-Dropped Donald Trump
 
08/06/2018 9:57:30 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 57 replies
The Bleacher Report ^ | 08/06/2018 | TYLER CONWAY
NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested Sunday evening on charges of driving under the influence. TMZ reported France's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the arrest. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that France attempted to use his relationship with President Donald Trump during the stop. France endorsed Trump during his presidential candidacy in 2016. A statement released by the Sag Harbor Village (N.Y.) Police Department said France was also in possession of oxycodone. "Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a...
 

NASCAR driver, US Navy serviceman helps family escape inferno on highway
 
06/28/2018 9:49:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
Fox News ^ | June 28,2018 | Ryan Gaydos
NASCAR driver and U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji is being hailed a hero after he helped a family escape a flaming minivan on the side of a California interstate on Sunday. Iwuji, who was returning from a weekend at Sonoma Raceway, pulled over on the side of Interstate 5 in Grapevine after he noticed the van and a small fire under the vehicle. He quickly raced to get the family of four out of the van before the flames could grow.“I was just doing what I think was the right thing to do,” he told NASCAR.com. Iwuji said he had...
 

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
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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...
 
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