NASCAR investigating noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Alabama race

A noose was discovered in the garage stall of Black race car driver Bubba Wallace at a NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after Wallace advocated successfully for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at all tracks and facilities. Read the rest

'Redneck' comedian rants on NASCAR's Confederate flag ban

Wow, I didn't expect it to go like that. Brent Terhune, I applaud you.

It's heritage, not hate. It just so happens that my heritage IS hate.

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NASCAR banned the Confederate flag, prompting calls for a boycott

NASCAR is an activity in which humans sit in wheeled, self-propelled boxes and hold contests to see who can roll the fastest. Other humans surround the rolling boxes and cheer for their favorite. The humans who run this lucrative enterprise have decreed that it is no longer acceptable for the wheeled boxes to display images of the Confederate flag, a banner that was used by enslavers who wanted to form a country that allowed ownership of people. They fought a war and lost, and a few of the losers are still sore about it, so they continue to display the flag on cars, shirts, and bikinis. The sore losers are now angry at NASCAR for banning their flag and have vowed to boycott it.

From Pensacola News Journal:

"The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry," a league statement read. "Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties."

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Interviews with some of NASCAR's most ridiculous, drunk, and sophomoric fans (NSFW)

This NSFW visit to Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway is like the "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" of NASCAR.

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Plastic cup enables you to drink without obstructing your vision

Creative agency Wieden+Kennedy NY developed this wide-mouth cup that enables NASCAR fans to take a sip without taking their eyes off the racetrack. I'd say that The Cup -- a 2009 promotional item for NASCAR and ESPN -- was quite an improvement over beer guzzler helmets worn by dedicated sports fans in prior decades.

(Jalopnik)

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Spectacular 21-car pileup at Daytona 500

You'd be surprised how often we cover NASCAR: "Well, that ruined everything." Read the rest

NASCAR prayer (video)

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A pre-race prayer at the NASCAR Nationwide series race in Nashville Tennessee, on July 23, 2011.

"We want to thank you, Lord, for these mighty machines.... Lord I want to thank you for my smokin' hot wife.... Boogity Boogity Boogity. Amen."

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