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?
President Obama is a sore loser. NASCAR fans did not support his bid for President in 2008 – and are no more likely to support him now in his bid for re-election. So Obama is paying them back by ripping their sport apart.
4 Ways Obama is Ruining NASCAR
Destroying Jobs. By putting millions of people out of work President Obama is assuring that NASCAR fans will no longer be able to afford to attend stock car races and buy souvenirs and apparel of their favorite driver.
Limiting Economic Recovery. Businesses are facing ever-increasing costs and regulations in order to do business in the United States. Therefore they have less money available to spend on racing sponsorships which would help bring even more business.
Increasing Taxes. The more taxes you have to pay the less money you have to spend on enjoying things like NASCAR. Obama wants to redistribute your cash to someone else.
Banning Military Sponsorships. Obama’s party has even gone as far as trying to ban NASCAR sponsorship by the US Armed Services. Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum has tried to get legislation through congress that would have left Dale Earnhardt Jr and Ryan Newman unsponsored. Obama is standing by to sign it.
What has Obama done for you lately – and how much longer do we have to stand for it?
Will Obama Ban NASCAR Flyovers Next?
As President of The United States Barack Obama is Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces. He has complete control over the nationâ€™s military forces â€“ including the right to allow or not allow aircraft to fly over special events.
For 43 years the Treasure Valley God and Country Festival has been held in Idaho. Previous Presidentâ€™s have allowed the Air Force to take part in the festival by providing planes for ceremonial flyovers â€“ but now the Pentagon has said no to the festivalâ€™s organizers under Obamaâ€™s watch.
As part of the festival the anthems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are played to salute our nationâ€™s military men and women.
Barack Obama could just as easily ban flyovers at NASCAR races â€“ and that would be a real shame. Is NASCAR next on Obamaâ€™s list?
What would you say to Barack Obama to prevent him from banning NASCAR flyovers?
Daytona 500 Winner Endorses 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.
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:
Â· Bobby Isaac
Â· Curtis Turner
Â· Darel Dierenger
Â· A. J. Foyt
Â· Fred Lorenzen
Â· Gordon Johncock
Â· LeeRoy Yarbrough
Â· Donnie Allison
Â· David Pearson
Â· Cale Yarborough
Â· Richard Childress
Â· Darrell Waltrip
Â· J. D. McDuffie
Â· Geoff Bodine
Â· Neil Bonnett
Â· Davey Allison
Â· Terry Labonte
Â· Davey Allison
Â· Bill Elliott
Â· Sterling Marlin
Â· 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 biographyÂ 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.
Will the NASCAR Gang Go With McCain or Obama?
I know you’re not supposed to discuss politics in polite company, but I want to get a feel for where the NASCAR community comes down on the Presidential election.
Richard Petty announced his endorsement for John McCain at Charlotte’s Bank of America 500.
“What we need right now in these uncertain times is a steady hand on the wheel — a leader we can trust to put country first, ahead of politics,” Petty said. “John McCain has always done that.”
“John McCain has a plan to get our economy back on track. He understands that higher taxes will only make things worse. I’m proud to support John McCain for president.”
Cindy McCain was on hand when Petty gave his endorsement, along with team owners Jack Roush and Joe Gibbs. Â The two owners hosted Mrs. McCain, who served as Honorary Race Director, during her visit to Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Cindy McCain has also attended races at Indianapolis and Pocono this year.
When John McCain made an appearance at the driver’s meeting in New Hampshire earlier this year he was greeted by enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation from the drivers and race officials on hand.
Defending Champion Jimmie Johnson made no bones about it when he picked McCain for President. “NASCAR fans back John McCain,” said Johnson.
Barack Obama has been noticeably absent from the NASCAR scene. BAM Racing made a pitch to the Obama campaign to sponsor the No. 49 car – an offer that was rejected by Obama.
However, Barack Obama has a page on his official website called NASCAR Fans for Obama, but the page seems to have very little activity. Maybe there none, I don’t know. If so, maybe he should change the name to No NASCAR Fans for Obama.
So who are you voting for in this election? I’ve already voted – for John McCain.
Photo courtesy McCain-Palin 2008