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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Lawyer: Elizabeth Thomas was forced to eat wildflowers when Tad Cummins ran out of money

    04/28/2017 4:16:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    crime online ^ | April 28, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    The kidnapped girl lost a lot of weight while in the “care” of the former teacher who abducted her Alleged kidnapper Tad Cummins remains behind bars for abducting a minor and having illegal sexual relations with her. On top of that, the former teacher is accused of making the teen eat wildflowers for nutrition after he ran out of money. Jason Whatley, the family lawyer for the Thomas family, said that although 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is now home and safe with her family, she’ll need intensive counseling to help her deal with and process the hardships she endured while she...
  • Florida woman grabs ax after spotting Match.com on man’s computer

    04/28/2017 10:12:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/27/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    GREENACRES— Enraged from seeing the dating website Match.com on a man’s computer last week, Lucy Melesky reportedly grabbed a mounted ax off the mantel and smashed it on the ground. Melesky slung the ax over her shoulder and screamed at the man about the alleged unfaithfulness, he told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. Melesky, 45, was arrested the evening of April 18 on charges of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her relationship with the man is redacted in the arrest report, as is the location of the incident. However, Melesky told authorities she lives west of Greenacres....
  • Amber Alert teacher, 50, 'ADMITTED to his wife he slept with student, 15,' after he was caught...

    04/27/2017 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 27, 2017 | for sex By Hannah Parry and Jennifer Smith and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Amber Alert teacher, 50, 'ADMITTED to his wife he slept with student, 15,' after he was caught and has repeatedly begged for forgiveness The wife of the Tennessee teacher who went on the run with his 15-year-old student claims he admitted he's slept with the teen and begged her forgiveness after he was caught. Jill Cummins, who filed for divorce from Tad Cummins after he ran off with Elizabeth Thomas five weeks ago, said her husband made the confession during a phone call from jail. Mrs Cummins told Inside Edition she had asked him straight out; 'did you...
  • Police: Woman held captive in pit, neighbor arrested

    04/26/2017 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jordan Vilines, Jennifer Baker
    BLANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A crying woman was found captive in a pit dug in her neighbor's backyard shed early Wednesday, police say. Dennis Dunn, 45, was arrested and charged with her kidnapping. Officers first responded to the Blanchester neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. after a woman reported her daughter, Jennifer Elliott, missing from a Central Avenue home, according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. A neighbor called to report hearing cries from a backyard shed around 4 a.m. The first officer who arrived also heard the cries, which led him to the shed. *****VIDEO ON LINK*****
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and....

    04/25/2017 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2017 | Associated Press and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher The 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher for more than a month was vulnerable to predators because of the abuse she faced at her mother's hands, court documents say. Elizabeth Thomas was taken away by 'boyfriend' Tad Cummins, 50, on March 13, authorities say. The pair were found in an isolated hut in rural California, 2,500 miles away, on April 20. Now Elizabeth's father claims in divorce...
  • Marine Shot to Death in McDonald’s Drive-Thru After Honked Horn Leads to Fistfight: Police

    04/26/2017 2:56:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | April 26, 2017 | Richard Ray
    A man has been charged with fatally shooting a Marine in the drive-thru of a McDonald's in Bedford, Indiana, according to police and NBC affiliate WTHR. Justin Lampkins, 25, was in a truck with his friends in line at the fast food restaurant early Saturday morning about 1:19 a.m., police say. The Marine Corps veteran was involved in a fight after “a horn was sounded” in the line and Evan Schaffer,22, got out of his car and punched Lampkins, WTHR reports. Police say it's unclear who honked the horn.
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and

    04/26/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/25/17 | ap/James Wilkinson
    Full title...........................Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher........................... Elizabeth Thomas was easy prey for teacher Tad Cummins, according to her dad Anthony Thomas is divorcing Kimberly, saying she abused some of their 10 kids She hit Elizabeth, pushed her down steps and locked her in a basement, he said That led to Elizabeth being vulnerable to Cummins, Monday's divorce docs say The girl would go to him to get help with panic attacks, a school report claimed Family say that...
  • Earnhardrt Jr. to retire at season's end

    04/25/2017 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 73 replies
    Racer Magazine ^ | 4/25/2017 | By Kelly Crandal
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of the season, Hendrick Motorsports has announced. Voted the sport's most popular driver for the last 14 seasons, Earnhardt began his career with a start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 1999. He has since accumulated 26 career wins, including two in the Daytona 500. He also captured a win in the All-Star Race as a rookie.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils new paint scheme for Kansas

    04/20/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | Chase Wilhelm
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet is turning blue for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 13 at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the new patriotic paint scheme Thursday, which will feature a new promotion just in time for summer, Mountain Dew DEW-S-A.
  • 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...