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2020 NASCAR Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  2. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    NASCAR's front office is being forced to walk a very fine line here. The Frances have been Republican toadies for decades, contributing millions of dollars and playing up the whole conservative cause, and they have to know their debased base is already grumbling about being told they can't stay in 1964 forever. So does NASCAR denounce what the Head Cheeto said and risk alienating even more "fans" or keep moving closer to a real modern era?

    Daytona Beach was silent on the comments until just a few minutes ago, releasing a statement that they stand with Bubba Wallace but they avoided a head-on comment addressing the President's B.S. Will be interested to see if that's enough to keep both Madison Avenue and Main Street USA happy, or will they have to actually grow a set if Trump continues to throw the sport under the bus?

    The fact that Trump is threatening NASCAR to force its fans to stay in lock step is an unbelievable turn of events. He's clearly in panic mode.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    He's fighting with the NFL and NASCAR. What's next, the US Chamber of Commerce? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir?
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  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Well when you've already argued that the judicial system, the press, the FBI, science, voting and a few other things that help knit together the social fabric of our country are "against you" - why not go for sports? I imagine Christianity is in the on-deck circle.
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  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    "The Bible, that book with the stories about all those old Jews, you know it has some good parts. But what's the whole thing about Jews? How come there's nothing about Making America Great? It's like it was Fake News before CNN and the Times.

    "You know, we're going to go out building stuff, really good stuff in this country, instead of arks and stone tablets and killing giants with rocks. And what's the deal about fish and loaves? My casinos had good food, real fish, not that imitation crab meat and Italian bread fresh from New Jersey, overnight delivery, not stale rye or that stuff Jews eat that doesn't have any taste.

    "Plus, Jesus was too dirty to get a room in my hotels. It's a good thing somebody washed his feet. He should have been a tailor instead of a carpenter. He'd have dressed better. Those Romans, they were good people. They did some stuff maybe that wasn't too good, but they killed animals and people came and watched. I've seen movies about that. Gladiolas. Those gladiolas would have made great Marines."
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  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Remember when Firestone and Goodyear were providing tires for stock cars when the then-Alabama International Motor Speedway opened?

    The surface was considered especially abrasive. Goodyear pressed on. Firestone withdrew and hasn't been seen by NASCAR since.

    Guess Firestone might not have been wrong, eh?
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  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Something connected to NASCAR having thin skin?

    In related news, death and taxes still inevitable ...
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  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

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  10. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Well-Known Member

    It's "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square" these days...
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  11. lakefront

    lakefront Well-Known Member

    I can't put into words how happy NASCAR has made me lately. It has been a bright spot.
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  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The FIRST thing I learned about NASCAR at the very first race I covered in New Hampshire in 1995 was how much more complex and varied a sports universe it was compared to its image among us Yankees.
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