Junior Johnson Endorses Obama


Daytona 500 Winner Endorses Obama

I just about fell out of my chair when I read this email from Junior Johnson. This is, after all, the man who is 11th on NASCAR’s all time win list. And he’s asking for votes for Barack Obama.

This is NASCAR after all – where Barack Obama enjoys slightly less popularity than Kyle Busch.

Here’s the email:

Join me in supporting Barack. My family and I have given this election a lot of thought.

Our country is in a rough spot, and we’re going to need some serious change. There’s only one candidate ready to deliver it — and that’s Barack Obama.

Every day I talk to someone else who’s never voted for a Democrat, but now they’re voting for Barack Obama. They realize that Barack understands what we’re going through here in North Carolina. And they’re ready for change.

So I’ve made up my mind, and I’m ready to get involved. I know that I could never have won a race without my pit crew, and I know Barack can’t win this one without us.

Can you sign up to volunteer this last crucial week?

When I talk to folks about why I support Barack, I just tell it like I see it.

There’s been a lot thrown at him this election, and he’s stayed calm, positive, and focused. I know a little something about how important it is to stay cool under pressure.

And with all the dangers in our world today, that’s the kind of rock-solid leadership our country needs.

These days, I run a small country ham and pork skins business. Barack Obama will fight for a fair economy where small businesses like mine have the freedom to grow, and he’ll defend the Second Amendment to protect the hunter’s way of life.

But the most important reasons I’m speaking out for Barack Obama are named Robert and Meredith, my two children. My wife Lisa and I talked it over, and honestly, we know in our gut that their future is more secure if Barack Obama is president.

At the end of the day, there’s just nothing more important than that.

That’s why I’m going to talk to my neighbors this week, and I’m asking you to do the same. This election in North Carolina is going to be one of the closest ever, and we all need to lend a hand.

I’ve been in a lot of races in my life. But this may be the most important one of all. So let’s all get in gear and win it together.

Yours,

Junior Johnson

P.S. — I know what it means to run an aggressive race, but I also know what it means to compete with integrity. Have you gotten one of these pre-recorded calls that are flooding our state smearing Barack Obama’s character and questioning his patriotism? That’s crossing the line, and North Carolinians deserve better. Help fight back by canvassing this week to tell your neighbors the truth about Barack.

Junior Johnson has 50 wins in NASCAR – including the 1960 Daytona 500.

On top of that he has 132 wins as a NASCAR owner. The driver’s who have raced in Junior Johnson’s race cars reads like the induction list for the NASCAR Hall of fame. Here’s some of the drivers who have driven for Junior Johnson:

· Bobby Isaac

· Curtis Turner

· Darel Dierenger

· A. J. Foyt

· Fred Lorenzen

· Gordon Johncock

· LeeRoy Yarbrough

· Donnie Allison

· David Pearson

· Cale Yarborough

· Richard Childress

· Darrell Waltrip

· J. D. McDuffie

· Geoff Bodine

· Neil Bonnett

· Davey Allison

· Terry Labonte

· Davey Allison

· Bill Elliott

· Sterling Marlin

· Jimmy Spencer

Johnson has 6 NASCAR championships as a car owner. Three with Cale Yarborough, and three with Darrell Waltrip.

Johnson is the man who brought the R. J. Reynolds sponsorship to NASCAR.

Today Johnson is a successful North Carolina businessman who sells his own line of country ham, pork rinds, as well as Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon – a legal moonshine.

The Last American Hero is a movie on Junior Johnson’s life. it’s based on the biography  by Tom Wolfe.

In 1956 Johnson was convicted and sentenced to federal prison for illegal moonshining. He was pardoned by Ronald Reagan in 1986.

This is the only current or former driver I’ve heard of endorsing Obama. I was really surprised to hear it. I’ll leave my endorsement out of it. I’ll just say that I’ve already voted, and I hope you do the same.

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Comments

103 Comments on Junior Johnson Endorses Obama

  1. Joel Bailey on
  2. Jr. Johnson must have drank to much of his own
    moonshine. How can he support the most
    pro-abortion, anti-gun candidate this country
    has ever known. Telling the truth about someone
    is not smearing.

    Mr. Junior Johnson should be ashamed of himself. Would he put an unexperienced driver in one of his prize possession cars after only 143 days experience in Nationwide and expect him to race with the Sprint drivers who have had years of driving under their belts? I think not! ! How can Obama run a government when he has had only 143 days in the U.S. Senate? Let’s keep our politics out of NASCAR

  3. Mike on
  4. I can’t believe what I am reading. What type of koolaid has Jr. been drinking? Obama will take hard-earned income from your business, Jr, and give it to someone who refuses to work. Get a grip. Get your stomach pumped and drink some water!

    Junior, I agree you have drank to much moonshine or hit your head on something. You are one of the greatest drivers of all time but what are you thinking, a man that won’t salute the same flag that you surely look up to everyday, he has never lead nothing now you want him to lead our country. You need your lucky dog to get back on the right track before its to late.
    Ray

  5. C.DOVE on
  6. IS NASCAR ONLY FOR “YOUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY?” ARE WE THE BIGOTS WE ARE CONSTANTLY ACCUSSED OF BEING. WHAT IS IT IN NASCAR IS WHITE ONLY RIGHT? DO WE ONLY HAVE A ONE SIDED MENTALITY? THANK GOD JUNIOR JOHNSON HAD THE GUTS TO SAY HOW HE FELT AND DOESN’T HAVE TO CARE WHAT YOU THINK. ALL YOU COULD PUT OUT THERE WERE INSULTS TO A GREAT RACER WITH AN HONEST OPINION! HE DIDNT INSULT MCCAIN!
    MCCAIN IS A HOT HEADED EX PRISONER OF WAR. THIS IS GOING TO LOOK GREAT WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC “NASCAR AND IT’S NAIVE FANS SHOW TRUE COLORS!”

  7. old Bill on
  8. I don`t beleve Jr. wrote that letter.
    Good luck
    old Bill

  9. Tom on
  10. Junior has been washing down too much of his country ham with his own brand of licquor. Obama must have placed an awfully big order with Johnson. I cannot believe a man that is dedicated to the US as much as I thought he was, would endorse someone that does not have any experience. Johnson should be boycotted, no more ham for me, and I definitely do not want any of his shine. Ronald Reagan just rolled over after what he did for him. Shame, shame on you JJ!

  11. sharon on
  12. How can anyone support Obama who has in his own words from his book (Audacity of Hope)stated that he would “back the Muslims if the political winds blew wrong”???? Who listened for 20 yrs to a pastor who damned America, who refused to salute the flag and wants to change our National Anthem to “I’d like to teach the workd to sing”!! because the words of The Stars Spangled Banner say we are ready for war. Wake up America!!! The only one we should put our trust in is God!!

  13. Donna on
  14. I have a serious problem with someone that cannot salute the American flag and says that this is not a Christian country anymore. He also stated that if worse came to worse that he would side with the Muslim faith.

  15. bill carey on
  16. go for it junior im with u all the way all mcain want to do is cut the military benifits for the veterains an that will kill me also he has just as much experanc as that palin broad who can see russih from her porch i thinh she got on to much lipstick it clouds her eyes

  17. bill carey on
  18. well im sorry but have you looked at john mcain he dont wear a flag on his lapell eather all he can talk about is his pow heck u think he was the only pow in the war sick of hearing about him crying all the time im not a republican or dem i vote for who ever can take us to where we need to be

  19. Gary C. Tumara on
  20. When Dale E. Sr. came into nascar he was known as the son of a racer, but no experience on the asphalt. He was cool under scrutiny by more experienced drivers. In less than 4 years he proved himself to be a smart driver. J.F.K. was also young and inexperienced, but handled tough situations by being calm and used common sense as a guide. How can you demean Jr. Johnson, who has the respect of our racing community, and many more years of life than most of us, which translates into knowledge and wisdom. Vote for whom ever you wish to, but don’t insult our elders, it only shows your ignorance.

  21. Tom on
  22. McCain does not have to wear a flag on his lapel, we know where his loyalty lies. It is very doubtful that Nobama is loyal to anything in this country. You are sick of McCain and his being a pow, just wait until you are a prisoner of a full democratic government that does not give 2 cents for your opinion. You might be lucky to even have any benefits, McCain gets the same benefits that you do, why would he cut his own throat, just to spite the vets? Makes no sense to me, wake up, it’s that kind of thinking that will make this country a very impoverished country in 4 years. Wait and see, then cry about lipstick and lapel pens. What has Obama ever done for you, not a thing, and he won’t, either! Can not believe that so many people are blind to the fact that he is the worse thing that could happen to this great country. This country will fall and become a virtual cesspool of violence and unrest. Wait until you are afraid to step out of your house for fear of rioting and murderous acts. Hungry people do stupid things, and many more are going to be hungry than we have now. Your benefits will become welfare checks and foodstamps for the ones that need the wealth that you now enjoy. Little it may be, but it will become less, and that is for certain. So vote Obama, it is your choice, pitiful as it may be.

  23. Lana Pence on
  24. To Bill Carey; It’s a good thing that we have the freedom to speak what we think but what are you thinking? How do you get that Obama has as much executive experience as Gov. Palin? Are you not concerned with the known radicals he has associated with from adulthood on? Does it not bother you that he has changed his thinking during this campaign. Yes, John McCain is anAmerican hero and he has never pretended that he is the only POW and I for one would trust him on foreign policy to a far greater degree than the Jr. Senator from Illinois. I don’t know what he has said or done that makes Americans think he is the person to lead this country in these troubled times. Apparently your version and mine of where this country needs to be varies greatly and all I can say is I believe if Obama gets elected there will be a lot of second guessing going on across this nation. I will be thinking of you on Tuesday as you cast your vote and pray that you might come to your senses.

  25. Chuck on
  26. Junior take another drink are two you need it because you are crazy Obama is not the man we need to lead our country John Mcain is the man for us.

  27. Howard Shannon on
  28. There is a lot of “smearing” going on on both sides of this election, BUT looking past that what has Obama actually done to solve any problem. Throwing money at a problem doesn’t help, and it is my money and yours that is being tossed away. Obama thinks pork barrel spending is OK as it is only a small portion of the debt. To me this shows a total lack of personal integrity. I am not totally happy with McCain, but McCain has served his country with pride. Obama’s record stinks in comparison to McCain’s. LOOK at what they have done in their lives.

  29. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  30. UNKJIME-stlmo Reply:
    October 29th, 2008 at 4:14 am

    JUNIOR JOHNSON NEEDS TO RE-THINK THIS OVER

    –OBAMA WILL CHANGE THE Second Amendment NOT to protect the hunter’s way of life, or protect our own.

    OBAMA will appoint most likely two Supreme Court Justices.That will change this country as we know it.

    Why OBAMA is no longer a licensed attorney; whether he lied on his Bar application;—-

    Whether he’d qualify for a security clearance if he were just an “average Joe;

    What passport he used to travel to Pakistan in 1981;

    Who his ex-girlfriends are;

    Whether he was or still is an Indonesian citizen;

    Why his Kenyan grandmother insists he was born there;
    Why he had to see his grandmother in Hawaii in person when his birth certificate became a more questionable issue.
    Whether he was ever legally named
    Barry Soetoro or anything else besides
    Barack Hussein Obama—–;

    Why he needed the help of a crook to purchase his family home;
    Where he was on Nov. 6 and 7, 1999;
    What the long-version of his birth certificate says;
    Why he helped an anti-American, pro-Islamic candidate for Kenyan President against US interests;
    Why he listened to Rev. Wright’s sermons for 20 years;
    How many times he took his kids to a Rev. Wright sermon;
    What he actually did as chair of the Annenberg Challenge;
    The depth of his relationship with ACORN.
    The millions he got for ACORN,and the money
    ACORN gave to his campaign.
    I could go on and on.
    JOHNSON NEEDS TO RE-THINK
    CHANGE WE NEED AND A LOT NEEDS TO START IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE (ALL FACT’S FAN’S)
    I HOPE JUNIOR SEE’S THE LIGHT
    —And Not the Moon Light—-

  31. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  32. TOM YOU GOT IT RIGHT !
    I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER !

  33. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  34. TO: Bill Carey; I am sure if you check with the
    Veteran Administration They can medicate you for Agent Orange. Or stay out of Jr. Shine

  35. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  36. COOL RAY

  37. Maggie on
  38. The only thing Nobama wants from or for NASCAR is the votes and I do believe he found a couple of redneck idiots are still floating around in their moonshine limbo days. Can’t believe Junior Johnson would betray his country by endorsing someone like that. Wake up Junior and smell the Roses and leave off the “shine”.

  39. BT on
  40. Get over it,Nobody is going to take your gun or any right you have away.That’s the same tired old line the GOP uses every election.Wake up and realize the world has changed and stop living in the 50′s and 60′s.The way’s of Helms are over and the world is passing You dumb HILLBILLIES BYE !!! That’s what a GOP advisor called N.C. when you kept electing Helms back in Office.

  41. BT on
  42. From the blogs I see here,you all must get your info from FOX NEWS huh ?

  43. BT on
  44. What the hell are you smoking or better yet drinking? Sounds like you been in the woodshed !!!!!!

    all mccain can think of is fight fight fight must be from when he was in the service we got to fight we are going to fight you cant get peace in the world with that only on your mind i say leave the fight to the service men and use are love instead of are fists maybe some of you should go to the trailor with mr france and our beloved jr johnson has a right to his choice and you shouldnt say those bad things about him

  45. Joe on
  46. Junior how stupid can you be? I just lost all respect for you.

  47. cindy on
  48. All you people have the blind McCain is not the man for the job. Have you been listinning to him. He want to tax our health coverage and give his oil friends a big tax break, we can’t afford four more years of the same thing, and Obama will raise my taxes because I don’t make a helf of mill. DO YOU?????????????????????????

  49. TJ Fallon on
  50. That’s pretty hard to believe. Someone else named Jr Johnson must have written that idiotic piece. Anyway, I hope Jr Recovers from his fall on his head (no other explanation can account for that decision)
    TJ

  51. JOHN BURNS on
  52. JUNIOR JOHNSON ENDORSEMENTS ARE AGOUT ASKING ALI WHO WE SHOULD VOTE FOR, HELL HE PROBABLY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHO’S RUNNING. JUNIOR, IF HE WINS I SURE HOPE HE DRIVES THE COUNTRY A LITTLE BETTER THEN KNOCKING THE HELL OUT OF EVERYONE ELSE OUT THERE. HOW SOON WE FORGET.

  53. JOHN BURNS on
  54. ASKING JUNIOR JOHNSON WHO WE SHOULD VOTE FOR IS LIKE ALI, HELL HE PROBABLY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHO’S RUNNING. JUNIOR HAVE SOME TEST RUN PLEASE I THINKS SOMETHING IS EATING YOUR BRAIN OR JUST TO MANY FLIPS WHILE DRIVING. I HOPE IF HE DOES WIN HE DOESN’T GO OUT AND KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF EVERONE LIKE YOU DID. MAYBE THATS WHY YOU RELATE SO WELL. BECAUSE IF WE DOES, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN ANYMORE.

  55. Joe on
  56. I cannot believe Junior is making this kind of statement. Junior you are suppose to be on of
    “The Good Ole Boys” Have you started making moonshine again and done tasted too much. I cannot believe a NASCAR Drive would recommend people to vote for Obama. What has Obama did for racing, NOTHING Just wait until he makes some changes like THERE HAS TO BE A BLACK DRIVER IN EVERYK OTHER CAR. You qualify he fastest and he makes you start in the rear. You win two races in a row and he takes the second one and redistributes it to the guy who finished last. And he says you cannot win any more races because it is not fair to the POOR PEOPLE. Junior I think if this man is elected within two years you will get on TV and say I ade a mistake.

  57. irene on
  58. I have always been a fan Of Junior Johnson but now I will change my way of thinking about him it is had to believe that he can be for Obama. wake up JR.this country needs Mccain

  59. Jack Lake on
  60. People voting for Obama is voting for Evil, They would vote for Osama Bin L. if he was a Democrat or an old yellow Dog if it was a Democrat. Please People Be Smart and Intelligent Vote for the best man for our President. I know McCain is the right choice. For all we know Osama Bin L. could be Obama`s real Father. There is something obama is trying to hide in his life by keeping his Original Birth Certificate hid under lock and key. I don`t know about people that will vote for Obama, He believes in killing little Baby`s before Birth. That is Murder.

    Actually, I believe he did.

  61. Kristin on
  62. Ever hear of punctuation? Also, ya’ll might want to use spellcheck.

    I already voted, and not for a socialist.

    I get some of my news from FOX. Whenever I try to watch CNN or the national networks I have to turn it off because what they want to report is their opinions, not news.

    I have a lot of respect for Junior Johnson. I just may have to disagree with him on this one.

  63. Kristin on
  64. Beats the other outlets that only praise the d’craps.

    John, you are wrong on that.

    There is no comparison between him and Ali or Clay.

    I sat and listened to Junior Johnson speak last week and he was as bright and sharp as ever.

    You have to be pretty sharp to win 6 championships in NASCAR.

    I don’t understand what Junior is thinking on this — but he definitely knows exactly what time it is.

  65. Harold on
  66. JUST TELL ME (1) CHANGE HE HAS OFFERED EXCEPT RAISING TAXES, HE STANDS FOR NOTHING AND HAS OFFERED NOTHING.

  67. Lana Pence on
  68. Pat: I agree with you that God is still in control and I pray everyday that HE will take back control of this great nation, and the government will once again One Nation, under GOD, of, by and for the people. And to Joe, your comment about giving too much power to the President. Well, everyday I hear we cannot stand four more years of Bush. Remember, Bush did a fair job the first four years of his term but if you will recall, things started falling apart when the Democrats took control. If you think you will be secure with an Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank and many others in Washington policy, then you had best wake up and smell the coffee. We all know that Obama would not have the lead he has in the polls if the three major networks would, like Fox, do fair and honest reporting.

  69. HELEN on
  70. WOW!! ALL THE DEMS SAY MCCAIN IS OLD AND NOT AS SHARP AS HE USED TO BE SOUNDS LIKE POOR OLE JUNIOR JOHNSON IS THE ONE THAT’S CONFUSED GLAD HE’S NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT ONE EMPTY SUIT IS ENOUGH (NOBAMA)!!
    I DON’T KNOW HOW NOBAMA HAS SO MANY PEOPLE UNDER HIS SPELL BUT HE SURE COULD FIT AS THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT IS TO COME SOON MAYBE THE END IS NEAR WHO KNOWS BUT THIS COUNTRY WON’T LAST LONG IF NOBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT!!
    GOD HELPS ALL!!

  71. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  72. SOMETHING TO BAD, BAD WRONG, YOU CAN’T GET A DRIVERS LICENSE WITHOUT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE !!
    HOW CAN THE GOVERNMENT ALLOW THIS ????
    Have we gone blind to political correctness.

  73. GREG HELMS on
  74. ALL I CAN SAY IS THE DEMOCRAT WINS IF ENOUGH STUPID PEOPLE VOTE

  75. Jack Lake on
  76. Tell them Pat you are correct!!!! I use to enjoy listening to Jr. talk at the NASCAR races. NOT ANY MORE.LOST RESPECT FOR HIM, He shows America how a Democrat thinks. Another person that I`ve lost respect for is Colin Powell. So sad that these people can`t see in front of themselves. Nothing is FREE Jr. Think before you Vote. You still have time to change your mind. and improve your Fan Base. Obama has never supported Nascar, As far as I know never showed himself at a Nascar Race since he has been running in this Election.

  77. Jack Schafer on
  78. TOM, you spoke my mind. Obama don’t support Nascar, Guns, Freedom (of any kind) & thinks that American people are totally stupid. He wouldn’t even make a good vacuum cleaner salesman if it wasn’t for his foreign terroist supporters & people like JR.

  79. Gary C. Tumara on
  80. Helen, read your bible again, the Anti-christ will surface in Europe, Rome to be exact ! You are right about it being soon, but not yet. I’d be looking around 2013 or so. Keep your trust in God, not man. Neither canidate will be able to turn this mess around. The good thing is, (rumor has it), Christ is a nascar fan!

  81. barbara on
  82. I, certainly agree that THE CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE CHANGED, NOW AND EVERY CHANCE WE GET TO VOTE. The president IS NOT THE ONE WHO MAKES OUR DECISIONS…..BUT THOSE FOLKS WHO CONTINUE TO VOTE FOR THE SAME OLD, OLD, CANDIDATES SHOULD TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. Whatever, happened to the FORESIGHT of our REPRESENTATIVES, as I did not live during the time of Washington, etc. but they WERE BRILLANT MEN WHO MADE US FREE, AND INTRODUCED THINGS ON CHANGING FARMING,LIKE REVERSING CROPS TO PUT NUTRITION BACK INTO THE GROUND SO THAT THEY COULD HAVE PROSPOUS CROPS. ALL OF THEM, THE SENATORS,ETC
    THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS GIVE THEMSELVES A RAISE…..THEY NEED TO GIVE UP SOME OF THAT MONEY AND HELP THE PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA, MID-WEST, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ETC TO NAME JUST A FEW
    IT REALLY IRRITATES ME ABOUT THE COMMERCIAL WITH BUSH AND CLINTON, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY AND SHOULD BY ALL MEANS HELP THOSE PEOPLE.WHILE WE ARE OUT HERE STRUGLING TO EAT, AND LIVE, THEY ARE LIVING HIGH.I TRUTHFULLY DO NOT KNOW IF I’M GOING TO VOTE, SOMETIMES I FEEL IT IS A WASTE OF TIME, FOR IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE ELECTORIAL VOTES, WHO REALLY DO THE ELECTING.——Think about it

  83. john koziol on
  84. i think we’d get a better president outta Buckshot Jones

    Alzheimer’s is a really tough disease isn’t it?

  85. Dale on
  86. First of all my wife is musslim and if you knew anything about it and where it originated from maybe you wouldnt be so bias. You people are so worried about faith and guns and abortion. These things have no direct bearing on where our country is going. If you all stayed home and did a little research instead of smearing the first person who can really take our country in a new direction we may all live in a better place. Read up on the war in Iraq and how all the Bush advisors said weapons of mass destruction, lots of them. So, we found none and they still arent giving up there oil, that we really wanted and now we are nothing more than a local police force to the tune of 10 billion a month. Have you even read Obamas tax plan, because if you did you would see its all about the middle class, the upper class (People in the AC boxes watching races) have had their day, now its time to even things out for us middle guys and girls.

  87. JOHN BURNS on
  88. i understand your point however i have sat and listen to bobby allison and he to makes alot of sence. but sometimes he gets a little out there and as president you do not have that luxury. 1 mistake and it will not mean anythng anyway. oboma sure can talk the talk but with his experience i do not think he walk the walk.now back to clay thats where head trama comes in to play. everyone knows or should know that poor old george just sitting back and waiting for the outcome. to my knoldge he has not said a word about the attacks directed at him by both parties. but he had the same problems that the next guy will have that is the senate and house makes the decisions. you want change, vote everyone of them out the next time they run. then lets vote in people that have never ran for office like obama. his senate seat was a gift and had to sue the board of elections to get the votes for the person that won the race disquialified.so this is the guy i want running this country i don’t think so.jfk had a lot more experience and tried to do well with this country.ps winning 6 campinships back then is no different than now all it takes is cash. speaking of cash where obama get 150 million in 1 month??? winner of the senate race check it out for yuor self

  89. Mindfreak on
  90. Reading these comments that support Junior’s choice shows how easy it is to deceive the American people. Like PT Barnum said, there is a sucker born everyday.

  91. Jack Lake on
  92. The people that follow and vote for Obama, This sums it up ” Birds of the same feather flock together”

  93. Tom on
  94. The rich will become middle class, and the middle class will give to the unemployed and sorry as hell people that would not work, as long as there are government handouts. The middle class will become the low rents, just above poverty level, and there will be less rich people in this country. I work for mine, and damn if I want to give it to a gimme group of breeding farm degenerates.
    Our intelligence said there were weapons, and at that time, there were. Hussein moved them, probably underground somewhere. Wake up, Obama will make us all suffer, just wait and see. Then we got 4 years of his handouts, and throwing our tax dollars at the unemployed. Spread the wealth, BS! If you work at a place, and you are the highest paid employee and your boss tells you that you have to split your earnings with the lowest paid employee and he does, what does that do for you. Do you go home feeling good that you did something nice, even though, this low paid employee is lazy, lays out of work, and does not contribute to the overall good of the company? I believe in charity, but this is above and beyond, agree, or disagree, it is ur choice, and it is your vote. Use it wisely, I will and as a matter of fact, already did. Everybody go vote, then we can gripe and complain all we want, don’t vote and you can keep your mouth closed. This is the most important election in the history of our nation. Please don’t waste it, on Obama’s Gimme Program.

  95. Ron on
  96. Junior is trying to give NASCAR a black eye, no pun intended.

  97. Gary C. Tumara on
  98. To John Burns: My comments were not for or against one or the other, my main concern was directed at the abusive comments directed toward Jr. Johnson. It seems a lot of people who have responded to his letter have forgotten that one of our freedoms in this country is “freedom of speech”. His point was that We need change. Personally, I believe there are many better qualified individuals than either of these two nominees. But obviously they, (and don’t ask me who they may be), are smart enough to realize it isn’t exactly the most desireable time to fill that vacancy. And especially not for the salary that comes with it. I’d rather recieve an ex-wife’s abuse or ex-husband’s abuse, (for all you female readers), than be abused the way our presidents get it. Have a great day John!

  99. Jack Lake on
  100. I hope Jr. reads all these comments about him,See what Obama does for him. Years ago Nascar was the ones that put bread on his table. Now this is a low blow, he has done. Jr. I know you and you know me. you have shamed all of your friends. We are not for Obama, We know better. He has friends in the underworld, and Osoma Bin Ladun is one of them.
    Maybe every one that is voteing for Obama should go to Rev. Wrights Church that hates USA.

  101. BT on
  102. So you are saying Fox has it right?If so I got some beach front property for sell in UTAH !!!!

  103. BT on
  104. Hannity is the d’craps !!!!

  105. Greg on
  106. I doubt Junior cares

  107. cbulleit on
  108. The first thing you need to do is learn how to read and write. If you are a military person god help us.

  109. Judy on
  110. Osama Bin Laden and all his followers must be laughing their heads off. Do any of you Barack Obama supporters remember what the reason was that we were attacked on 9-11?

    It was and is their goal to take down America in financial ruin. Well–look where we are today-years after a man named Barack Obama started grooming his way up the ladder to try to be the leader of the Country (USA) that the terrorists are trying to destroy.

    Now, look at all his relationships on his way up, red flags, i.e. Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Father Flanigan, Tony Resco, Acorn (even the campaign relationship they have now), and many others. So, now once again think about if you have him in office as our President, how that will lead to destruction of our God loving moral “free” America and towards the downfall of the “wealthiest” Country in the world.

    Do you Obama supporters truly believe this is just purely coincidence or can you get past this charismatic guy who can draw you to him like flies to honey, and think this through intelligently? We used to be able to protect our own personal property, but a law passed gives our government immient domain to take property under certain circumstances if they wish.

    To quote Linda, “when has any President been able to make demands on private business.” The answer–NOW–if Obama is elected President, as he’ll have Pelosi, Reid, Frank, and all the other democrats to help him. (Taxes will be so high, small businesses will go the way of the family farm).

    Tell people you’re an Obama supporter if you must, to save face, but when you make that final decision in the voting booth, vote McCain/Palin, as our rights and freedom (even financial) are at stake. To Mr. Johnson, I hope you will read All comments and think this over again.

  111. BT on
  112. Greg I agree !

  113. cbulleit on
  114. I hope you enjoy your money now because if Obama gets in office you will not have any money and will have to eat and drink all your own products.

  115. Mama Donia on
  116. UNBELIEVABLE, I THOUGHT JUNIOR HAD BETTER SENSE THAN THAT. HE’S EVIDENTLY GOT SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM. I MET MRS. FLOSSIE JOHNSON SEVERAL YEARS AGO AT A DRESS SHOP IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, SHE WAS VERY, VERY NICE. MAYBE SHE SAW SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM BACK THEN. WHEN HE WAS IN RACING, MY HUSBAND AND I WERE BIG SUPPORTERS OF JR. THIS JUST DUMB FOUNDS US. THANKS!!!!!

  117. Jack Lake on
  118. `Twas the night before the elections
    And all through the Town
    Tempers were Flaring
    Emotions all up and down!
    I, in my bathrobe, with a cat in my lap
    had cut off the tv, Tired of policial crap.
    When all of a sudden There arose such a noise, I peered out the window, There was Obama and his Boys, They had come for my wallet they wanted my pay to give to the others who had not worked a day! He snached up my money and quick as a wink, Jumped back on his bandwagon as I gagged from the stink. He then rallied his Henchmen who was pulling his cart, I could tell they were out to tear my country apart.
    ` On Fannie, on Freddie, On Biden and Ayers, On Acorn, On Pelosie/ He screamed at the pairs. They took off for his cause, And as he flew out of sight, I heard him Laugh at our Nation who would`n stand up and fight,\
    So I leave you to think on this one final note, “IF YOU DON`T WANT SOCIALISM GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!

  119. BT on
  120. Boy you got it bad !!!!!

  121. joel s on
  122. Junior, what the hell are you thinking? I know you from my hometown. I just bought some of your ham and I’m sending it back to you. I thought you had balls, they must have cut them off at one of those ham processing plants. I will never speak to you again. You were given a pardon from one of our great republican presidents, Ronald Reagan, now you’re stabbing us in the back! Did you forget where you came from? Spells, disrespect to me!

  123. Mama Donia on
  124. MR. BILL CAREY: WHO IS THE ONLY PERSON IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE THAT HAS EVER FOUGHT FOR YOU AND ME AND OUR COUNTRY. JOHN MCCAIN!!!! IF YOU THINK HE IS GOING TO CUT MILITARY BENEFITS, THEN YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING THE SAME ROT GUT THAT JR. HAS. MCCAIN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL PROTECT YOUR BENEFITS AND LOOK AFTER THE VETERANS. OBAMA IS GONNA TAKE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND GIVE IT TO LOW LIFE’S THAT WILL NOT WORK AND SURELY WILL NOT FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY.

  125. Mama Donia on
  126. TO DALE: MAYBE THERE WERE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRUCTION WHEN WE GOT TO IRAQ, BUT EVEN BILL CLINTON,KENNEDY, KERRY AND MOST ALL DEMOCRATS ALSO SAID THEY WERE THERE. IRAQ JUST GOT RID OF THEM BEFORE WE GOT THERE, THEY USED THEM ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE. THEY WILL PROBABLY BE USED ON US IF OBAMA GETS IN OFFICE FROM POSSIBLY, FROM ONE OF IRAQ NEIGHBORS. WATCH SOMETHING BESIDES CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, MAYBE YOU’LL FINALLY SEE THE TRUTH.

  127. Mama Donia on
  128. PAT; THANK YOU, I WAS ALSO BORN AND RAISED IN GEORGIA, PROUD TO BE A REPUBLICAN AND A GEORGIA BULLDOG!!!MCCAIN/PALIN ALL THE WAY!!!!!

  129. c green on
  130. evidently the nascar-nation has determined that no one can have a difference of opinion…and the slurs and awful personal attacks against mr. johnson just reinforce why the non-racing community looks at the fan-base as beer swilling, ignoramuses.

    everyone is entitled to an opnion. but to to call someone a drunk for his opnion is what gives the sport and its fans the ‘ignorance-factor’ … why not just throw a beer can at him … that seems to be the ‘fan-way’

  131. Donna on
  132. He also has gotten most of his campaign donations from over seas. What does that tell everyone?

  133. LEE FISHER on
  134. DO’NT YOU TELL YOUR KIDS AT SOME TIME IN THIER LIVES THAT THEY ARE JUDGED BY THE PEOPLE YOU ASSOCIATE WITH? OBAMA HAS SOME VERY ROTTEN FRIENDS. RACE IS NOT THE ISSUE IN THIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY, BUT JUDGEMENT AND CHARACTER ARE ISSUES. OBAMA HAS NEITHER.. JUNIOR HAS BEEN WEARING HIS HELMET TOO TIGHT.

  135. mc klinger on
  136. from reading majority of these letters back to jr,i get a clear vision why george w,was elected to a second term,thank you for your dim views and uneducated responses,and as for jr he is a successful smart american,who seems to have thought out his decision not only as a small business owner,but as a concerned american,way to go junior

  137. DEBITOT on
  138. OBAMA AND BIDEN CAN’T EVEN GET THEIR NUMBERS STRAIGHT. IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT HE IS FOR OUR COUNTRY, THINK AGAIN. WASN’T HE BORN IN KENYA? HE WILL RUIN OUR COUNTRY. TO WHOM IS HE GOING TO SPREAD THE WEALTH TO? AYERS OR THE OTHER PROFESSOR. HE ONLY SAID HE IS CHRISTIAN TO GET THE CHRISTIAN VOTE, NOT MINE. ALL HE DOES WHEN ASKED A QUESTION IS AAH AAH AAH AAH.
    BECAUSE IT WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR HIM. YES I AM NOT FOR ABORTION , I AM FOR FAITH. AND YES WE DO OWN GUNS. HE WILL NOT HELP THE LOWER AND MIDDLE CLASS. HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO BE PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY. MCCAIN DOES!!!!!!!!!

  139. DEBITOT on
  140. RACING AND BEING PRESIDENT ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS.

  141. DEBITOT on
  142. THEY HAVE HIM PEGGED TO THE T!!!!!!

  143. DEBITOT on
  144. SO IS ALLEN COMBS

  145. DEBITOT on
  146. YOU WON’T BE SLEEPING AT ALL IF YOU VOTE OBAMA. I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO

  147. C.DOVE on
  148. Raised five kids as a matter of fact and yes you are judged by the company you keep and he company that john Mccain keeps scares the hell out of me.
    This is not a Presidency to be decided by abortion rights. The President can’t ban it or okay it. There are state steps for that. Bush has literally killed the small businesses and only cared about the rich. He is a wanted war criminal in some countries. Lest you judge so harshley a man who keeps his cool, has a fresh mind, knows what’s happening today not when he was a POW. God bless McCain for what he did but his day is done. My son is now doing what McCain did and many others.
    We need an anti war President. A President to get us in good standing witht the world again. Before we have another 9/11. I respect your political opinions and your right to vote. I simply said that the attacks were based on rumors and innuendo, all being proven false. Read, investigate, make a concious choice my fellow nascar fan. Just don’t make statements, and it wasn’t you that set me off. It was irresponsible comments from naive people accusing him of ridiculous things.
    Believe me, he would not be where his is if he were all the things people say he did. Would you rather he cheat on his spouse? Lie to the people like Bush? We will never agree on Politics and there is impeachment so how about some fresh ideas and a chance for the nascar fan to let people have a healthy personal opinion without getting accused of being drunk or their helmet too tight. That is just simply inane and makes all of us look like uniformed “BIGOTS”.

  149. C.DOVE on
  150. Sorry i mispelled a couple of words or left a letter out or two. In a hurry to get to my job im trying to hold on to. No lie I’m going from a great manager that people love back to my roots as a nissan tech and im just grateful i had the ability to do it. My wife wasn’t so lucky. Out of work for a month and counting and not much available. Good day and enjoy

  151. Jack Lake on
  152. The truth will stand!!! I know it hurts some people to admit to that.

  153. Jack Lake on
  154. I think you should sit down and think about what you have written. You are one of the Uneducated that will vote for TERRORIST. Jr. Johnson has shown what he is made of, Others please don`t join him, Like this one has.

  155. redrye on
  156. Well Jr. if Obama is elected you WILL lose your
    ham and pork rind business because he will tax
    you out of business.
    I just heard that he probablly won’t pass the
    security check from a c.i.a. agent.
    Please rethink how you will vote.

  157. JohnL on
  158. You maybe right Redrye. I work for a constractor for the U.S.Government and I have gone through a security check from hell. If I had the back ground and friends that Obama has had, they would have laughed me out of thier office. So how does Obama get a clearence to see Top Secret material, that he has to vote on as a Senator? Do we really need him as our President? How do we know that he would not put some of these radicals in high offices?

  159. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  160. FOR THOSE THAT DON’T GET IT……THINK…..
    WHERE DID OBAMA GET HIS MONEY ? ? ? ?
    OBAMA DID A BUMP AND RUN… HE RECEIVED MONEY
    FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.A. WHY ? ? ? WHO ? ? ?

  161. Tony Wilkerson on
  162. Flossy should have cut yours off too. Gota run to look after the fire I have from burning all my JUNIOR JOHNSON CRAPP.

  163. Jack Lake on
  164. UNKJIME If the truth was known, The Underground that he is friends of.

  165. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  166. THIS TELL’S ALL.
    (copy this Or write it down)
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78931
    THIS IS HOW WE ARE BEING DOUPPED !
    Tell me how OBAMA can get away with it ? ? ?

  167. C.DOVE on
  168. raising taxes on those that make over 250,000! Getting our men and women out of iraq before we lose anymore of them based on a lie remember “weapons of mass destruction”. Where is it that you think he is going to raise taxes on us middle class? If i made 250,000 Id be traveling the nascar races in person. We need a change! Not another 4-8 years of despair. Bush has the worst rating of any President in U.S history isn’t that enough?

  169. C.DOVE on
  170. You said it better than me! I am ashamed. The guy below asked me the question he posted. So… I guess what he is saying is since i hang out with Nascar people i must look like and act like a beer drinking bigot of which i don’t partake of in either catagory. I know there are people I shouldn’t hang around now because they are ? Sad day for nascar my friend

  171. C.DOVE on
  172. To Mr. Jack Schafer, How do you know all that you say Obama doesn’t do? R u his friend? How do you know he doesn’t support nascar, guns, Freedom (of any kind)? Your comment is ignorant and without basis or merit! Jesus, i hope you investigate your own accusations and stop spewing lies and fox news retoric. YOU LIE LIKE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION!

  173. C.DOVE on
  174. EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING. THIS IS THE MOST IGNORANT, WELL INFORMATIVE COMMENTING SESSION I HAVE SEEN. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE THIS MANY PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW FACTS AND ARE WILLING TO LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW IT. I CAN’T EVEN READ ANYMORE COMMENTS ITS EMBARRASSING.

    SO I WILL FINSIH WITH GO JIMMIE MY HOME TOWN BOY FOR THAT THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP. I’M SURE THAT’S GOING TO BE BEATEN UP AS MUCH AS THIS TOPIC.

  175. UNKJIME-stlmo on
  176. THIS TELL’S ALL.
    (copy this Or write it down)
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78931
    THIS IS HOW WE ARE BEING DOUPPED !
    Tell me how OBAMA can get away with it ? ? ?

  177. Nascar fan on
  178. Jr. must be drinking some of his radiator distilled shine.

  179. DEBITOT on
  180. GARY NO ONE WILL KNOW THE DAY OR HOUR. READ YOUR BIBLE AGAIN

    That’s what you get for living in Utah on the lake…beach front property. Duh

  181. Jack Lake on
  182. UNKJIME< I hope and pray this is the real thing, if it is true Obama can`t get out of it. That would take that big smile off his face, and a lot of obama supporters.

  183. Jack Schafer on
  184. C.Dove I spent two tours in Vietnam. How was it in Canada?
    I know everyone has a different opinion on the war and our current
    President. But, this article makes a lot of sense, takes 2 minutes, read it
    and give it some thought.

    When electing the next President, ‘the only decision you have to make is
    who you want sitting in that seat in the White House when – not if – WHEN
    we get hit again and millions of American lives are put at risk!’

  185. Pat on
  186. Who was the other redneck idiot besides Jr. Johnson?

  187. David Shinall on
  188. OMG! The people in here who think that McCain is watching out for veterans really need to research before opening there uneducated mouths. He has a horrible voting record for veterans, and as far as guns, he is not out to take your guns away from you and unless you are in a militia the constitution is not written for your liesure gun use. Obama may have not been in the senate forever like McCain, but he definately handles pressure much better than eratic McCain. My fellow prisoners. OMG one can only immagine what he was thinking at the time he said that. I am advid Nascar fan, but if being a fan I am expected to stay in past, then maybe it isn’t for me. If this how the majority feels in Nascar then I would rather not be a part of it. It is called BACKWARDS and I choose to go FORWARD.
    Obama ’08′

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