Michelle Obama’s Command to NASCAR Drivers

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President Obama needs your vote.

That is the message First Lady Michelle Obama will be sending when she serves as the Grand Marshall in NASCAR’s season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Mrs. Obama will be joined by Dr. Jill Biden to lead the pre-race ceremonies and give the command to start engines for the Ford 400, the last race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It is a part of their Joining Forces Initiative honoring the Military and their families.

Neither of the Obamas bothered to attend any NASCAR race during the last campaign. In fact, no Democrat acknowledged NASCAR fans as several Republican candidates were making the rounds at NASCAR races.

So why the change of heart? It’s because Obama needs your vote. NASCAR fans make up a huge block of voters, and If President Obama can sway the NASCAR vote he just may have a shot at 4 more years.

So how’s the hope and change thing working out now for the President. Now it’s “I hope I can change their minds before the election.”

Will you be more likely to re-elect Barack Obama now that he is a NASCAR supporter?

 

 

 

 

Comments

84 Comments on Michelle Obama’s Command to NASCAR Drivers

    Obama can go SUCK an egg as far as I an concerned. RON PAUL all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Bo Thomas Lee on
  2. We neither want nor need any Obama people at NASCAR events. If you want to lose your fan base, Mr. Brian France, continue with the Obama proliferation of propaganda in our NASCAR events. We do not like, want or condone this action by you. We are sick enough of seeing them and hearing them all day every day. We are being bombarded by the Obamas. It is time to either find competent and desired people for your marshalls or stop the events all together. You CAN do better than this. I am extremely disappointed in NASCAR if you did not get my drift here.

  3. Doug King on
  4. Kissing butt of Nascar fans won’t work. If it does, shame on Nascar fans.

  5. Renata on
  6. Oh here we go again. Bashing our President. Ever since the last article like this I have been trying to figure out how to remove myself from your mailings. Not all NASCAR fans are anti democrat.

  7. RJ on
  8. You know how cool it looks when the fans in the stands do a wave all the way around a stadium? I think it would send a strong message if the fans at Homestead would turn their backs to Mrs Obama as she approached during the parade lap before the race. I don’t care for this lady, even a little bit. That’s just my opinion. I know, I know, opinions are like butt holes, everybody’s got one. It’s just some smell worse that others.

  9. bopeep on
  10. If NASCAR endorses nobama. then i’ll go to ping-pong….

  11. bopeep on
  12. its not the party girl!! REAL AMERICANS VOTE WITH THIER MIND…. NOT A PARTY…or do you do what others tell you to do??

  13. John Gee on
  14. The Ovomits might cry and withhold Military participation then if Nacsr keeps them out!!

  15. John Gee on
  16. *Nascar

  17. jeff mcgroarty on
  18. Did anyone notice that the President wont be there just the first and second lady HMM I guess Obama doesn;t care enough about getting relected to show up himself. Funny how you never saw him at any NAscar raced the entire time he was running for president or since he has been in office,. GO RIck Perry GOD BLESS TEXAS as far as Obama ” Bless Yor Heart

  19. John Gee on
  20. Not anti demo, just stupid!

  21. John Gee on
  22. I agree, she hates American citizens and America period like her worthless husband!!

  23. Anonymous on
  24. What an idiot!

    I agree. Stay home with your kids.M.O. we don’t need you at the race.

  25. Judie Hanson on
  26. I’m so tired of all the OBAMA DRAMA.!! It wasn’t that long ago he thought Nascar needed to stop racing with the economy being in the dumper with high fuel costs etc. I doubt he even understands anything abt the sport..Its a political move ,no doubt abt it. I d will not vote for him ,no matter what he says.He had 4 yrs to show me something new,& I haven’t seen anything yet,& doubt I will.
    I really think having her there is stupid,there desperate,& I think the fans will see that.

  27. Deb Bjornson on
  28. I agree with the others… I CAN’T STAND THE OBAMA’S!!!!!!!!!!! NASCAR WAKE UP!!!! THESE PEOPLE DON’T STAND FOR NASCAR OR NASCAR FANS!!!!!!!! I WILL “NOT” TUNE INTO THE RACE THANKS FOR THE ADVANCED NOTICE!!! I WILL CHOOSE TO READ ABOUT IT ON LINE!

    WHO IS DOING ALL THIS OBAMA CRAP ANYWAY????????? MORE IMPORTANT WHY IS NASCAR GETTING IN BED WITH THE OBAMA FAMILY?????

    YOU MAY VERY WELL HAVE JUST LOST THIS FAN FOR GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Deb Bjornson on
  30. I AGREE!!!!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA LET THE PEOPLE THE FANS TURN THEIR BACK ON OBAMA…. MAYBE IT WOULD SEND THE MESSAGE THAT AMERICA IS TURNING THEIR BACKS ON THESE FAKES!!!

  31. bopeep on
  32. NOW THATS A GREAT IDEA !!!!!

  33. bopeep on
  34. I know this is the last race.. DONT watch or listen to her screw up ‘gentleman start your engines” ITS a DISGRACE..

  35. Never on
  36. HOW ON EARTH DID THIS TAKE PLACE? I don’t vote for traitors!

  37. Jim on
  38. France , Helton, ARE YOU GETTING THE MESSAGE??????????????????

  39. M*LYN HEINRICHS on
  40. NASCAR SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL PLATFORM TO S0LICIT VOTES !!!
    KEEP POLITICKING OUT OF RACING !!!!

    Oh PUKE!!! Last race going out on a very low note in my opinion! Of all people to give the command. In her mind, I bet she puts down all Nascar fans, if the truth be known. Guess Obammy is just too busy to make an appearance himself, but that’s okay…wouldn’t want to see his mug anyway. See enough of him on ads..etc. Come on Nov. 12th, 2012!!!!!! Gonna hit the polls early.

  41. AZomah on
  42. I had a blast at PIR this past week-end. Got my picture taken at the National Guard booth standing next to the camo version of the 88. Had alot of fun visiting with the fine young men and women of the Guard. Racing sucked for me, Nationwide-my driver got taken out in a wreck. Cup-my driver had a lousy car, but he gave his all. Now I am going into grouchy mode, since after this week-end there is no racing for along time.

  43. lady red on
  44. I’m sure if you would like Racing Win to remove you from their mailings, they would be more than happy to…if you dislike the subjects so much why do you bother to get on and read and comment. Surely Obama has a sight you can get on….not needed here!

  45. Harry on
  46. see ya!,want miss ya! hello

  47. goldie on
  48. Where did all these people come from? Do I smell racial hate in their tvstatements? President O’Bama is trying to help the average citizens of America and see that everyone gets health insurance along with many other bills that lay waiting in Congress because of the Republicans not wanting to pass anything that O’Bama is trying to get through Congress. They said at the very beginning the only thing they were interested in was making sure they beat O’Bama in the next election, and that’s why we have not seen bills that need to be passed, either waylayed or voted down by the Republicans. Wake up, you NASCAR fans, maybe you should begin reading what is going on in Washington now, look at TV news more and learn the true happenings before you say you hate the Presidnet, his wife Michelle and Joe Biden’s wife.

  49. goldie on
  50. Sorry, the second line should read just Statements (not tvstatements)

  51. Barb F on
  52. Why come now you haven!t bothered to attend a race before this last one of the season.

  53. KENNETH on
  54. MAYBE SHE IS GOING THERE TO HAND OUT CELL PHONES, I DONT KNOW HOW BUMMA DID IT BUT IF YOU ARE ON ANY KIND OF GOVERMENT ASSISTANCE YOU QUALIFY FOR A HIGH DOLLAR CELL PHONE. THIS IS NOT HEAR SAY ITS A FACT. YOU FIGURE JUST ON FOOD STAMPS THERE ARE ALMOST 49 MILLION PEOPLE RECEIVING THEM. AND THERE ARE 7 OTHER PROGRAMS TO GIVE THE PHONES AWAY,PLUS PAY FOR THE MIN.
    I THOUGHT WE WERE BROKE.

  55. Justin on
  56. I say boo the he’ll out of them mrs. Obama can’t even cover get heart during the playing of our national anthem.. Bad move on NASCARS part that has to be just stupid decision ever made by them I hope no one shows up for the race at all or he’ll maybe they can just let everyone one on ssi down there in Florida go go free

  57. Ellen on
  58. Hey wake up lady! Obama’s had 4 years and all democrats to work with until recently so what has he accomplished????

  59. Ellen on
  60. Mr. France, Mr. Helton…you really hit rock bottom this time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. agree on
  62. RJ your right on the money I would love to see that. Since they always are traveling I wonder where the pres will be hiding in the plane. this is disgusting to me i thought that Nascar had more class

    What a great way to lose your fan base. Wait….I have some dogs that can bark out the command and they are not looking for any votes.

    What pinhead got this idea to bring someone who’s not even a NASCAR fan to give a command at a very important race.
    Wait I have 5 dogs here that can bark out any command in bark harmony and would get more cheers than any Obama who doesn’t even understand what is NASCAR. What a way to lose fans!!!!!!

  63. Misty on
  64. Also, everyone could hold up a cardboard poster with “OMG” on it, maybe there would be enough of them to show up on TV, us NASCAR fans would really get the word out to everyone. Can you picture it………hundreds of fans with all sizes of signs saying OMG – Obama Must Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Misty on
  66. I meant to post my above comment with RJ’s 9:39 AM comment.

  67. Mare on
  68. Fans: don’t forget he was pushing to eliminate any Military branch of advertising with NASCAR just a few months ago saying it would free up monies. Well, now Mrs. Ears has been sent to “try” and attempt to smooth things over– sorry it won’t work with me. I trust you NASCAR fans are smart enough to see through their lame political campaign plan. I’m not against any party–just these people and their way of working hard to destroy our United States of America.

  69. swordpoint9 on
  70. No It will Not and if Nascar follows through Kiss My dollars and support goodby !

  71. Dean on
  72. Hail to the Obamas go go go!!!!!!!!

  73. Pat on
  74. WHY DO THEY THE OBAMAS STICK THERE NOSE IN OUR SPORTS, WAS BAD ENOUGH TO SEE THEM AT BASKETBAL GAME ON THE SHIP NOW OUR NASCARS, GET REAL STAY IN WHITH HOUSE WHILE YOU HAVE A CHANCE, A NEW MAN WILL MOVE IN SOON,

  75. Bill Bolek on
  76. Instead of her being at the last race of the season to give the command to start engines, maybe she should be at home taking care of things there. I mean what the hell, every time there is trouble in the country these people are taking a vacation. Do something besides going to war in another mid-eastern country.

  77. Mama Donia on
  78. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!!!!!!!

  79. jewel powell on
  80. jewel maby you should pay more att to what is going on in washington you must be one of the setting on it with your hand stuck ouyfor something free that i work fore i have been on this earth 70 yr and i am a working person this is the is in the dadest i have ever seen go learn yor history

  81. Mama Donia on
  82. I will vote”Republican”,we don’t want or need any of the Obama crowd in or around Nascar, Mr Brian France. Since your late father put you in charge of Nascar, it has gone to hell in a hand basket, you and most of the tv announcers have tried to ram Carl Edwards and Jack Roush down our throats, now it looks like you are going to try to ram the Obama’s too, ain’t no way that is going to happen regardless of how hard you try, so back off!!!!!

  83. Sandra on
  84. SHE IS THE ONLY FIRST LADY TO GROW A GARDEN, GO GROCERY SHOPPING AT TARGET.
    Whoever wrote this article – We see it clear you are a republican. That’s o.k.
    American thing is to vote: republican or democrat or independent. That is The United States of American people’s right. So Michelle Obama command the start of the race is great,. Hope after this they become fans. Who knows this might be Dale Earnhardt Jr good luck day, time for him to win a race.

  85. michael granger on
  86. The President and The First Lady are about to find out what “Loyalty”means,and the way “Bull—- is received in “NASCAR”…Danger Granger ,retired United States Marine!!!Semper Fi !

  87. Mavis on
  88. Can’t vote myself so can’t comment on that. I believe Michelle Obama is a very nice woman and doesn’t deserve those rude comments. I don’t know much about Jill Biden but they don’t run the country. It is my belief that President Obama is hands down better than our prime minister and I would never consider putting his wife down just because she is married to him. I’ll be happy to watch them give the command to start engines.

  89. doowah on
  90. If that’s all it takes to get rid of you, you’re not much of a fan anyway. Go back to your pro wrestling. IDIOT

  91. doowah on
  92. Give it up goldie, you’re dealing with a bunch of ignorant rednecks that probably have tatoos of their favorite pro wrestlers somewhere on their bodies.

  93. doowah on
  94. Amen Mavis. It’s nice to see that there are some decent, intelligent people who are NASCAR fans. Too bad that there are just way too many of the stupid ones that make NASCAR look so bad to the rest of the world.

  95. Merle on
  96. OMG, I cannot believe they would even invite her to one of the standard all time Nascar races………

    It really is obvious they are desperate for the votes of the real Americans…….To the so called lady of the house……..I am not impressed, with the fact you are going to be there let along stand with the grand marshell and speak those all time favorite words to the drivers of the true red blooded Americans. You need to find you another sport…….and leave our sports to true Americans………Merle

  97. Paula Sulfaro on
  98. I just want to know why these people bashing our president and first lady hate them so much….do they even know why?????

  99. Paula Sulfaro on
  100. I am with you goldie…these people do not know why they hate them so much….they are just full of hate. So unamerican arent they??!!

  101. gorilla3 on
  102. I can’t even type without wanting to throw my laptop across the room ! what an insult to NASCAR and the Americans that love this sport . I for one will not watch the race and chances are never again . The ob’s hate this country ! Mr France has just done a grave mistake to NASCAR .The paying fan base just got smaller

  103. Ann Ingle on
  104. “ARE YOU KIDDING ME”–does she even know what a Race Car is?? YUCK!!!! I hope they booooo her so good!!

  105. tlm on
  106. Nice try on the Republicans holding up the bills..It is the Senate and Harry Reid that are not voting on the 15 bills that congress passed

    they just want the brownie points, that’s all. They don’t care about Nascar. Wonder what she will do when they sing The Star spangle banner and pledge allegiance to the flag? Maybe turn her head? Obama is just hoping to get nascar fans to vote for him next year. As far as bringing Jr. good luck, as someone said, I hardly doubt that

  107. Marilyn on
  108. Wheter you like the Democrats or Republicans or not, why show the whole world how ignorant and rude the Americans have become by turning your backs to Mrs. Obama and Biden or sticking your mentality level finger up in the air? There are a lot of things I don’t like about either party but don’t feel the need to rant and look rude, My TV came with a remote and I mute any noise that I don’t want to hear. Even bought an extra one in case one gets lost! :) I do agree that NASCAR doesn’t need to bring politicl figures into the sport. Just bring in the good ole boys and girls – are you listening Junior Johnson?

  109. Mama Donia on
  110. I hope the fans “BOO” her Sunday. They have never been Nascar people and we don’t want or need them now. They have ruined the economy and a lot of people can’t go to the races because of Obama’s Dictator Crap. So, if you are going to the race Sunday, by all means let them know we don’t want or need them at the Nascar events.

  111. Susan Wagner on
  112. When I heard Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden were headed to Homestead — I could NOT believe it. To me it shows just how hard up Obama is for votes! I hope that there is TOTAL silence when the two of them are introduced — after all, the man didn’t want Ryan or Junior and the others who drive PROUDLY for the military — he wanted to take the military out of NASCAR. Who invited them? Or did they call NASCAR officials and say, “We want to be there, we love racing ….” I sincerely doubt that! I’m not happy about it and plan to turn the channel when their faces appear — and mute my TV when they talk.

  113. brent nowostawski on
  114. wow , did this post get highjacked by a kindergarden class in libya ?? i hope all these haters arent bringing children into this world and teaching them to hate.
    i’m proud (as we all should be) to have such an intelligent , distinguished , member of OUR country at a nascar event. as a nation under god , arent we supposed to be indivisible ?? i could care less who voted for who. what i do know is we voted obama in , so , he is presently our president. i will stand behind him , until we vote someone else in. then , no matter how i personally vote , i will stand behind whoever wins the election , because thats who THE PEOPLE

  115. brent nowostawski on
  116. meant to say because thats who THE PEOPLE wanted.
    most of these comments have set nascar back 20 or 30 years. i am embarrassed to call myself an ex racer and a nascar fan , if this is how most fans are. i’m really thinking (and hoping) thats not the case.

  117. AZomah on
  118. I spent 26 years in politics, would rather talk racing. Who does everybody think is going to win this weekend?

  119. Denise Boulet on
  120. To Brent and everybody who thinks Obma was elected? He was not elected, he was pushed into office by the liberals, uions and foreigners.

    It isn’t hatred. It’s true. I’m sick and tired of these America haters so call them haters if you want to. Not us who love this country.

    What makes you think he is intelligent and distinguished? And he is not a member of our country but of Africa. I don’t know where Michelle is from but she’s not intelligent or distinguished either!

  121. RJ on
  122. Pres Obama had control of the Senate and the House for his first two years and couldn’t get his flawed bills passed. The republican’s took control of just the House in January of this year and have passed 16 bills and sent them over to the Dem controlled Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed(D) won’t bring the bills up for a vote because he knows they will pass and make him and Pres Obama look weak to their base. So now you tell me again who’s causing the backlog in DC?

  123. Glenn on
  124. Really? What did Obama run out of illegal aliens to get votes from so now he is going to try and get the NASCAR support? Really? No REALLY? I did not vote for this guy the first time and there is no way I would follow the fools that voted for him then by voting for him now. Maybe Kyle Bucsh can get the Obama’s to sponsor him next year.. Just sayin…

  125. Maxine Kaiser on
  126. TRYING hekp Americans
    Brent,,,”we” didn’t vote him in, you might have voted for him, not me, And in my eyes he is not president material, by passas congress when he wants to. 2012 can’t come soon enough for me, and I pray he does not get reelected.

  127. Diane on
  128. I think I’m going to be sick!
    Why can’t the Obamas solicit votes from someplace else, oh, I don’t know like the “Occupy Wallstreet” crowd, or the Hollywood idiots or the Hippi’s! But NASCAR! What a joke!

  129. GARY WILKINS on
  130. WHY DON’T THEY HAVEA RACE IN HAWAII THEN HE WOULD PROBABLY ATTEND……..WITH HIS 747,,,,,,,,,,$$$$$$$$$$

    As I said to you before no POLITICS here. If you want to continue this political racing site I will block you out.

  131. Deb on
  132. I don’t understand how people can call others hateful, this is America and if we don’t like Obama it has NOTHING to do with his RACE! people forget that he is half white…
    The Obama’s have not done squat for America that has been a good thing. It has nothing to do with being a Dem or Rep. It has to do with a vison for America. When it comes to insurance that is a choice for many people. They buy booze and smokes, yet say they can’t afford insurance. I see women on welfare with gold jewelery and acrylic nails and nice clothes as they complain that they don’t get enough food stamps to feed their 6 kids.
    As far as calling people un-American, well don’t say that unless you know that. Have you served your country in the Military, PD, FD, or EMS?
    It is America and if people don’t like the Obama’s it is because of him not his skin color… it is because we don’t like what he is doing to our country! I’m tired of working to pay for those who don’t choose to work! I’m tired of welfare handouts, and bank bailouts while the sweat off of my back pays for it.
    NASCAR shouldn’t be a part of bringing politalcal person into a race to be a
    Grand Marshall. If people want to tune out, turn their backs on, or mute Mrs. Obama they have every right to do that! They should not be called names for it…. our Military fights for our freedoms so we can protest or stand up for what we believe in our hearts to be right. So stop the name calling and allow people to vent their dislike or like for NACARS choice… fans are fans and they too have rights!

  133. Pegi on
  134. Get real, dude! Talk about trash talking…

  135. Pegi on
  136. Goldie…you need to wake up!

  137. Pegi on
  138. Amen…well put!!

  139. Pegi on
  140. There are lots of decent intelligent NASCAR fans out there…they just don’t happen to agree with you! This whole thing looks political to me!

  141. Pegi on
  142. Don’t hate them at all…just think he’s the worst president we’ve had in my lifetime!

  143. lady red on
  144. BYE!

  145. JeffM on
  146. Why do you liberals always have to make it about race. This is about a socialist agenda. The American people do not want government run health care. Your the one who needs to be informed and quit listening to the media. I will provide for my family, thank you very much.

  147. AZomah on
  148. Right on Deb!!

  149. Mama Donia on
  150. AMEN, DEB!!!!!!!!!!

  151. AZomah on
  152. I am fortunate to have DirectTV and they have 4 channels they use for drivers that have people interested in those 4. Jr. was one of the chosen today, so I did not see anything of what was carried on ESPN, was there anything happening that was noticable to audience?

  153. AZomah on
  154. IS RACING EVER GOING TO START? HOPE NASCAR FOLKS ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME, WE FANS ARE BORED OUT OF OUR MINDS!! LET’S GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!

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