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  • Romney struggles to get 'hillbilly' vote

    10/01/2012 12:23:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 1, 2012 | Nico Hines
    DEAD possums litter the roads of the southern United States and whenever Bernie Smith encounters another fallen marsupial he pulls over and hurls the corpse into the back of his truck. One man's detritus is another man's feast: cooked slowly with potato, carrot and celery, the meat becomes tender in a rich and spicy stew known as burgoo. Mr Smith, 67, was showing off this traditional technique at the annual Road Kill Cook-Off festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, an isolated town nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Thousands were on hand this weekend to compare his casserole with barbecue squirrel, bear...
  • ANOTHER Wealth Flub for Romney at NASCAR Race? (Democrats Pounce to show he's out of touch)

    02/27/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by xzins · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Newser ^ | 27 Feb | Mark Russell
    Democrats quick to use quote to accuse Romney of being out of touch By Mark Russell, Newser Staff (Newser) – Mitt Romney's attempts to show he's just a regular guy continue to go awry. At an appearance at the Daytona 500 yesterday (which was rained out for the first time in history), Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he follows NASCAR. "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he replied. No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint...
  • Is it an omen? Dem FL Senate Candidate falters at Daytona (Vanity)

    Florida Democratic Representative Kendrick Meek, is giving up his Congressional Seat to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida. This weekend, he sponsored Mike Wallace's car in the Daytona 500; the "Super Bowl of NASCAR". Wallace placed 52nd out of 54 Drivers with Meek's name splattered all over the car. Could this be an omen of more overwhelming losses for Dems in 2010.
  • Palin plays politician around Daytona 500 UPDATE

    02/14/2010 12:50:14 PM PST · by euram · 26 replies · 1,426+ views
    Google ^ | 02-14-10 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ
    She sat through the pre-race driver meeting, muscled her way through pit road, took to the stage on the infield and wished drivers a safe race. She drew roars from throngs of racing fans, many shouting "We love you, Sarah!" Even some of the biggest names in NASCAR and entertainment couldn't resist her. Seven-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty posed for a photo, singers Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr. greeted her, and everybody from Army members and Marines to autograph-seeking fans and kids in wheelchairs got hugs and handshakes. Crew members on pit road even took a break from...
  • (10 Photos) Sarah Palin At Daytona: 'This Is Awesome. It's An All-Americana Event'

    02/14/2010 2:11:00 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 13 replies · 2,919+ views
    I posted 10 photos of Sarah Palin at the Daytona 500
  • Rep. Kendrick Meek to sponsor NASCAR driver Mike Wallace

    02/14/2010 7:06:34 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 30 replies · 961+ views
    The Cotillion ^ | February 14, 2010 | The Cotillion
    Rep. Kendrick Meek - Democrat/Socialist sponsers NASCAR drive Mike Wallace. Socialist, Obama lover and left-wing Dem make futile attempt to win over NASCAR voters with his anti-American, left-wing mantra. Mike Wallace must be drinking lotts of Koll-Aid these days. Shame on Wallace and his entire team!!!
  • Palin to make VIP appearance at Daytona 500

    01/18/2010 9:50:17 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 22 replies · 898+ views
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig says Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner. Palin won't have any official role in the Daytona 500, but the former Alaska governor will be introduced at the pre-race drivers meeting along with other celebrities. Braig says track officials checked with NASCAR's political advisers before signing off on Palin's visit. Braig says the reaction...
  • Palin To Make VIP Appearance At Daytona 500

    01/16/2010 7:18:14 PM PST · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 743+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 16, 2010
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig said Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner. Palin won't have any official role in the Daytona 500, but the former Alaska governor will be introduced at the pre-race drivers meeting along with other celebrities. Braig said track officials checked with NASCAR's political advisers before signing off on Palin's visit. Braig said the reaction...
  • Palin to make VIP appearance at Daytona 500

    01/16/2010 1:03:57 PM PST · by euram · 62 replies · 2,127+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 01-16-10 | AP
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig says Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner.
  • New Hampshire NASCAR Race [McCain to Attend]

    09/13/2008 3:49:31 PM PDT · by flyfree · 17 replies · 366+ views
    What: New Hampshire NASCAR Race When: September 14, 2008 12:00 p.m. Where: New Hampshire International Speedway Loudon, NH
  • Obama Considers Sponsoring Sprint Cup Car in NASCAR Race

    07/11/2008 10:46:55 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 120+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-11-2008 | Sunlen Miller
    Presidential gentlemen, start your engines! Sen. Barack Obama is considering sponsoring a race car in a forthcoming NASCAR series.
  • Presidential candidate Obama to sponsor Cup car at Pocono race

    07/11/2008 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Publius Valerius · 48 replies · 177+ views
    SI ^ | 7/11/08 | Tom Bowles
    SI.com has learned that for the first time in history, a major presidential candidate may sponsor a race car in NASCAR's premier series. According to sources, Barack Obama's campaign is in talks to become the primary sponsor of BAM Racing's No. 49 Sprint Cup car for the Pocono race on August 3. **** Obama will also be present for a second private fundraiser on July 30 in Miami, in which team owners Beth Ann and Tony Morgenthau -- staunch Republicans -- will give the Democrat an opportunity to spread his message of change. Randy Moss and Fergie are among the...
  • Barack Obama may campaign at a NASCAR event [Bring your own arugula....]

    07/04/2008 1:59:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 509+ views
    Barack Obama may campaign at a NASCAR event As Barack Obama continues his focus on states that usually vote Republican in presidential elections, word comes that he may campaign at a NASCAR event. Why? Well, to paraphrase a supposed Willy Sutton line that he robbed banks because that's where the money is, if Obama needs white working-class voters in the fall, there are few better places to find them than at a NASCAR event.Barack_obama_may_campaign_at_a_nasc Roll Call has the news, but it's behind their subscription wall. Briefly, they quote Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki as saying a campaign appearance was a possibility...
  • Hillary Rising

    05/02/2008 2:22:32 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Reason ^ | 5/2/08 | Jeff Taylor
    One above-board factor the campaign can claim credit for is turning Bill Clinton loose to do his Bubba routine among small towns of displaced blue-collar workers. The former president remains popular with the NASCAR crowd and he never fails to skewer the Bush administration, noting, for example, that he left office with a federal budget surplus. Much less important—indeed, bordering on the insignificant, despite the spin given it by consultants with the ear of gullible reporters—is Clinton's endorsement by North Carolina Governor Mike Easley. On paper Easley is a four-time statewide winner, including two wins as attorney general before his...
  • Pelosi Skips Calif. Primary to Work the NASCAR Vote (w/Jimmie Johnson)

    02/06/2008 7:53:50 AM PST · by jern · 47 replies · 87+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/6/08 | Mary Ann Akers
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has remained neutral in the Democratic presidential primary. So much so that instead of spending Super Tuesday getting out the vote in her state's crucial primary contest or capitalizing off all the press attention -- she stayed in Washington to schmooze with a NASCAR driver. Pelosi, who voted on an absentee ballot last week (for whom, we know not), hosted two-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in her Capitol suite Tuesday afternoon for the ostensible purpose of congratulating him on his recent victory. The meeting and photo-op is also a great chance for House Democrats...
  • Giuliani embraces NASCAR, hoping for a Southern hug

    11/16/2007 3:00:23 PM PST · by Tlaloc · 76 replies · 70+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/16/07 | KEN HERMAN
    WASHINGTON — omehow, some folks in the land of y'all have cottoned to a GOP presidential candidate from the land of youse guys. And ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani will make another foray into the symbolic heart of southern culture Sunday as he soaks in the ambiance of the Ford 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Finale in Homestead, Fla. For Giuliani, like an anthropologist currying favor in another culture, it's another day of mingling at a tribal ritual. "No question about it," Barry Wynn, a South Carolina banker and chairman of Giuliani's campaign in that early-primary state. "There are a lot...
  • So long, white boy (Author says Dems should abandon search for white male "Bubba" voter)

    09/16/2007 9:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 466+ views
    Slate ^ | September 17, 2007 | Thomas F. Schaller
    Those who have been closely following the politics of the Democratic primaries may have noticed that someone is missing -- and I'm not referring to Bob Shrum, the Rev. Al Sharpton or an as-yet-undiscovered "Gravel Girl." I'm talking about the white male voter, or at least a certain long-coveted variety thereof. He is variously known as "NASCAR dad" -- that shirt-sleeved, straight-talkin', these-colors-don't-run fella who votes his cultural values above all else -- or "Bubba," as Steve Jarding and Dave "Mudcat" Saunders affectionately call him in their book, "Foxes in the Henhouse." Start looking on milk cartons for Bubba because...
  • CA: Governor chasing NASCAR fans' votes

    09/04/2006 12:52:46 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 389+ views
    SFC ^ | Sept. 4, 2006 | Carla Marinucci
    The 100,000 NASCAR fans gathered here in the broiling heat of the California Speedway have big decisions looming ahead of them -- and not just to choose between that freshly made corn dog or the smoky BBQ ribs plate. In little more than two months, many of these racing fans will be faced with major ballot questions on education, immigration and who will run the state for the next four years. Which is precisely why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up Sunday at the Sony HD 500, a premier NASCAR race and home turf of one the most influential -- and...
  • Democrats eye inroads among NASCAR fans

    08/20/2006 2:31:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies · 2,190+ views
    al REUTERS via The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2006 | Ben Klayman
        INDIANAPOLIS -- Travis Johnson is just the type of voter the Democratic Party hopes to win back in its effort to regain control of Congress in the November elections.     Baking in the sun at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 23-year-old Danville, Ill., resident wears a black T-shirt sporting NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson's face. He looks like the epitome of the young, white, socially conservative, working-class voters who have been key backers of Republicans in the past decade.     But with U.S. troops dying in Iraq, unrest in the Middle East and gasoline prices soaring, he is not sure how he will...
  • Need some grins? Watch the Far Left try to figure out NASCAR!

    05/10/2005 5:09:45 PM PDT · by dukeman · 26 replies · 553+ views
    5/10/05 | Various libs
    Libs trying to understand NASCAR is both funny and illuminating. Here's a recent offering from DU: Pockets (135 posts) Original message Could someone please explain NASCAR to me? Is NASCAR a rich man's sport, and if so, why are the masses so anxious to fund their hobby? I'm not much into any sport but NASCAR seems like the macho counterpart of equestrian atheletics... never having watched either I may be way off base.ohio_liberal Do you mean "rich man's sport" as in the competitors, or the spectators? Pockets (135 posts) Response to Reply #1 10. The competitors I know racing takes...
  • 9 out of 10 NASCAR Stars Agree...Bush Is #1

    10/28/2004 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 61 replies · 1,461+ views
    SpeedwayMedia ^ | 10/28/04 | John Pavesi
    That's George W. Bush, not Kurt Busch [though Kurt's hoping they'll say the same about him after the final 4 races this season]. A little over a week ago, the guys at NASCAR.com ran a front page article detailing Presidential endorsements from NASCAR drivers, team owners, TV commentators, and members of the sport's sanctioning body. The article detailed the near unanimity of their endorsements going to President Bush. It seems to further prove over time what NASCAR's 'King', Richard Petty, has famously said: "You'd be hard-pressed" to find a Democrat in the garage these days. When pressed for further details...
  • After Action Report:Martinsville Speedway FReep

    10/24/2004 2:48:03 PM PDT · by vj2004 · 27 replies · 1,330+ views
    10-24-04 | vj2004
    This morning at the Martinsville Speedway, myself and a fellow Bush supporter held a pro-Bush demonstration near the entrance of today's Nextel Cup race. Thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians passed by on their way to the racetrack. We were well received for the most part as 90% of the comments were positive. Over 300 Bush-Cheney bumper stickers and 100-200 lapel stickers were given out to Bush supporters. A few yard signs were given to those who made donations to our local Republican organization. I arrived at the rally venue around 7:30 am to set things up. My partner,...
  • 9 Out of Top 10 NASCAR Drivers Endorse George W. Bush (Guess Who's Odd Man out?)

    10/19/2004 11:32:55 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 158 replies · 9,339+ views
    Bush Cheney 04 ^ | 10/19/04
    Drivers include, Geoff Bodine, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Eliott Sadler, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson and Jeremy Mayfield.NASCAR President Mike Helton has endorsed the president.Successful owners Jack Roush, Richard Childress, Robert Yates, Joe Gibbs, and Teresa Earnhardt have endorsed the president.NASCAR heroes Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty, Bobby and Terry Labonte have endorsed the president.
  • DOWN THE STRETCH: Bush NASCAR Tour (10/19 & 20)

    10/19/2004 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Timeout · 69 replies · 2,202+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 is announcing a NASCAR tour that will cover 14 events in four states (Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania) on October 19 and 20. The tour features seven of NASCAR's best drivers and most well-known figures: Darrell Waltrip, Mark Martin, Bill Elliott, Jack Roush, Benny Parsons, Jeff Hammond and Eddie Wood. NASCAR fans represent a pivotal voting block in this election, and these NASCAR celebrities' enthusiastic support for President Bush will have a real impact in driving voters to the polls. See below for a schedule of these historic events. President Bush's Support Within The NASCAR Community Runs...
  • Dale Jr. Ok with Being Dale Jr.

    10/15/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT · by beejplaysbass · 1 replies · 451+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 10-25-2004 | Tom Sorenson
    Dale Jr. OK with staying Dale Jr. By TOM SORENSEN The Charlotte Observer Dale Earnhardt Jr. stepped off an airplane Wednesday night, walked to a car and was whisked downtown to the Westin Hotel, where he met with four reporters. En route to the second floor, Earnhardt Jr. passed Jeff Gordon, nicely dressed in a sports jacket and holding a glass of wine as he met with members of his foundation. Earnhardt Jr. might not have been able to get in. He wore a brown T-shirt, brown cap and jeans. Earnhardt Jr. is second in the Chase for the Nextel...
  • President will be at Nascar Race (NH) September 19

    09/06/2004 12:57:26 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 44 replies · 729+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | Sept 5, 2004 | Garry Rayno
    The last part of the article: It is more than a rumor that Bush will return to the state for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon on Sept. 19. He is scheduled to attend the start of the race — with its 100,000 spectators — before going to another event. And we can expect television advertising to intensify. The Kerry campaign just purchased $50 million in national ads, mostly for the 20 battleground states, and new ads begin airing this week. The Bush campaign will also begin a new round soon.
  • ROADMAP TO A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY

    11/20/2002 3:34:26 PM PST · by clintonbaiter · 13 replies · 250+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | November 20, 2002 | Jim Cohen
    November 18, 2002: The election was a Republican sweep and a big win for President Bush. In one close race after another, the Republican emerged triumphant, with only a few exceptions. Despite predictions of a cakewalk, even the revered Walter Mondale went down to defeat in Minnesota, thus throwing a wrench into the Democrats' latest strategy of digging up the corpses of 1980s candidates when today's candidates proved inadequate or unavailable. One can't help feeling very good about this, and indeed it is a very good thing. But it is also dangerous. We must be very careful not to over-interpret...