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(Jalopnik)   NASCAR drivers march together to push Bubba Wallace's car to the front of the field at Talladega, create a huge dust cloud   (jalopnik.com) divider line
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2020-06-22 7:27:44 PM  
I haven't watched racing in a long time. When did they stop actually driving their cars?
 
2020-06-22 8:26:01 PM  
Powerful image, and absolutely appropriate.
 
2020-06-22 9:17:05 PM  

Any Pie Left: Powerful image, and absolutely appropriate.


I was floored. And the best part, anybody driving up and an RV with a rebel flag on it had to Park and stay outside.
 
2020-06-22 10:20:09 PM  
I don't know the faintest thing about car racing, but that had me near tears.
 
2020-06-22 10:21:51 PM  

RainDawg: I haven't watched racing in a long time. When did they stop actually driving their cars?


They're training for the Flintstones Racing League.
 
2020-06-22 10:47:45 PM  
Never have so many sports and news outlets reported so extensively on NASCAR and never have so many sports and news outlets failed to report on the actual race including who won.
 
2020-06-22 10:48:36 PM  

RainDawg: I haven't watched racing in a long time. When did they stop actually driving their cars?


Yesterday when it rained , Dawg
 
2020-06-22 10:56:49 PM  
I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.
 
2020-06-22 10:59:08 PM  

Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.


And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.
 
2020-06-22 11:08:55 PM  

SFSailor: Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.

And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.


Is that what you think Bubba wants?
 
2020-06-22 11:25:49 PM  

Kyle Butler: Never have so many sports and news outlets reported so extensively on NASCAR and never have so many sports and news outlets failed to report on the actual race including who won.


Hell, when have we ever had four NASCAR threads in one day on Fark before?
 
2020-06-22 11:34:22 PM  

mikaloyd: SFSailor: Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.

And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.

Is that what you think Bubba wants?


No. I'm sure not.  Excellent point.  But I didn't mean that as "because that gives him a win," though I can certainly see that's how it appeared.  I meant it more as, "fark y'all, we're allllll behind him." If _he_ protests, it doesn't send a message.  If they all protest on his behalf -- even better, without telling him -- that sends a message.

But how else to send a message clearly and unequivocally?

Maybe all the sponsors agree to have one race where all the cars are done in his livery?
 
2020-06-23 12:26:25 AM  
So the racist was probably in this crowd?
 
2020-06-23 12:42:52 AM  

puffy999: So the racist was probably in this crowd?


considering the FBI is involved, there is probably something more then a noose appearing in the Garage
 
2020-06-23 12:43:29 AM  

puffy999: So the racist was probably in this crowd?


I'm almost 99% certain whoever did it was already caught and ejected from NASCAR, but they likely won't say who.
 
2020-06-23 12:45:49 AM  

kkinnison: puffy999: So the racist was probably in this crowd?

considering the FBI is involved, there is probably something more then a noose appearing in the Garage


Well, considering the symbolism of the noose; there are federal hate crime laws that almost certainly come into play here.
 
2020-06-23 12:54:06 AM  
Anyone know where Ryan Newman was Sunday afternoon?
 
2020-06-23 12:58:51 AM  

SFSailor: Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.

And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.


The fact that this sort of thing is happening, and I saw Blue Shield(!) "Enough is Enough" commercial, as well as all the other companies and corporations stepping up about Black lives gives me hope for the future.

I've never seen in 59 years this level of support from the general public AND corporations like this, as well as sports, entertainment, hell, pretty much every area of life.

It must drive racists mad. Good.
 
2020-06-23 2:01:28 AM  

bubba_2ba: Anyone know where Ryan Newman was Sunday afternoon?


If what I heard is correct he went to the moon to verify it was there. My news connections aren't very good.  Ya know farkers and such.
 
2020-06-23 3:03:23 AM  
 I'm know plenty of NASCAR fans who aren't jerks. It's a sterotype that seems to be rapidly changing. I know some of them have been forced into it, but the sport seems to be coming around. Or they're trying. Trying is good enough for me.
 
2020-06-23 3:26:05 AM  

SFSailor: after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck)


For instance
 
2020-06-23 3:43:11 AM  

dickfreckle: I'm know plenty of NASCAR fans who aren't jerks. It's a sterotype that seems to be rapidly changing. I know some of them have been forced into it, but the sport seems to be coming around. Or they're trying. Trying is good enough for me.


Being a NASCAR jerk fan is one thing (e.g. being completely ignorant of other motorsports), but being a racist is another. No one can be "forced into" not being a racist... shedding that moral structure takes a genuine epiphany. As for the "sterotype"(sic) is not changing in any way.  See https://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/st​o​ry/_/id/29344050/nascar-sees-confedera​te-flags-fly-talladega-superspeedway https://www.startribune.com/nascar-ra​c​ing-at-talladega-postponed-but-confede​rate-flags-show-up/571413162/ https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/06​/​21/nascar-talladega-confederate-flag-b​an-scholes-nr-sot-vpx.cnn
 
2020-06-23 3:59:12 AM  

bluorangefyre: puffy999: So the racist was probably in this crowd?

I'm almost 99% certain whoever did it was already caught and ejected from NASCAR, but they likely won't say who.


I suspect the racist was a local working security or parking duty. Not a member of a team. I also suspect that they covered their head with a hoodie when they hung the noose, in case of cameras.

I'm an old fark. Hate selfies. That pic is awesome. Hats off to everyone watching Bubba's back.
 
2020-06-23 4:00:22 AM  
If NASCAR sincerely and thoroughly carries out its anti-racism campaign, I might reward the local speedway with my presence one afternoon, just as a "thank you" gesture.

Heck, I might even go when cars are racing.
 
2020-06-23 8:05:26 AM  
So far I learned that Bubba Wallace came in 14th but I still don't know who won the farking race!
 
2020-06-23 9:33:55 AM  

Kyle Butler: So far I learned that Bubba Wallace came in 14th but I still don't know who won the farking race!


https://www.google.com/search?q=tallad​ega+results&rlz=1C1EJFC_enUS885US885&o​q=talladega+results&aqs=chrome.0.0l8.2​527j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 
2020-06-23 9:35:36 AM  

LeftisRightisWrong: Kyle Butler: So far I learned that Bubba Wallace came in 14th but I still don't know who won the farking race!

https://www.google.com/search?q=tallad​ega+results&rlz=1C1EJFC_enUS885US885&o​q=talladega+results&aqs=chrome.0.0l8.2​527j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


I don't know if it came across as snarky by just posting a google search result, that wasn't my intention. I was going to find an article but google made a nice little table with the results so I went with that instead
 
2020-06-23 9:42:41 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: If NASCAR sincerely and thoroughly carries out its anti-racism campaign, I might reward the local speedway with my presence one afternoon, just as a "thank you" gesture.

Heck, I might even go when cars are racing.


The invocation at my local speedway on Saturday was the exact opposite of what NASCAR's invocation was yesterday.  I've never whispered, "Fark you," during a prayer before, but it came out Saturday.  I then joined my five year old daughter in sitting during the anthem, as she'd done the week before.  Not sure why she's doing it.
 
2020-06-23 9:46:37 AM  
I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
Fark user imageView Full Size

After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-23 9:47:35 AM  

bluorangefyre: Huck And Molly Ziegler: If NASCAR sincerely and thoroughly carries out its anti-racism campaign, I might reward the local speedway with my presence one afternoon, just as a "thank you" gesture.

Heck, I might even go when cars are racing.

The invocation at my local speedway on Saturday was the exact opposite of what NASCAR's invocation was yesterday.  I've never whispered, "Fark you," during a prayer before, but it came out Saturday.  I then joined my five year old daughter in sitting during the anthem, as she'd done the week before.  Not sure why she's doing it.


Is your local NASCAR sanctioned?  If so were they enforcing (or needing to enforce) the ban?
 
2020-06-23 11:09:43 AM  

SFSailor: Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.

And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.


No racer, no matter the sentiment, wants to get a win like that.
 
2020-06-23 11:15:37 AM  

Kurohone: bluorangefyre: Huck And Molly Ziegler: If NASCAR sincerely and thoroughly carries out its anti-racism campaign, I might reward the local speedway with my presence one afternoon, just as a "thank you" gesture.

Heck, I might even go when cars are racing.

The invocation at my local speedway on Saturday was the exact opposite of what NASCAR's invocation was yesterday.  I've never whispered, "Fark you," during a prayer before, but it came out Saturday.  I then joined my five year old daughter in sitting during the anthem, as she'd done the week before.  Not sure why she's doing it.

Is your local NASCAR sanctioned?  If so were they enforcing (or needing to enforce) the ban?


No it's not.  But hearing somebody talking about symbols being removed in a prayer was enraging to me, and I am a Christian.  It was a lot like that duck hunter at Texas four years ago.
 
2020-06-23 11:26:12 AM  

BigSquibowski: SFSailor: Gonz: I hadn't seen the video from that angle. 

That was a protest march, y'all.

And it was beautiful.

It'd be nice to see all the drivers, after the next racist bullshiat (and there will be more, because people suck) start the race... then enter the pits, turn off the cars, and watch him run to the checkered flag.

No racer, no matter the sentiment, wants to get a win like that.


Absolutely.  I was unclear.  It's not that I was suggesting giving him the win -- that wasn't the intent -- rather, the rest of the teams showing their own supporters that they support him by withdrawing. I might have made my point better by describing it with him winding up alone, a good "wait, where'd everybody go?" moment, then pulling in himself, and abandoning the race entirely.

Or maybe instead of the follow-up "everyone races in his livery," maybe it'd be more compelling to race every car in their own designs, but with his number?  For the rest of the season?

Something like that.  Some way to show the POS (deplorable, even) racist "fans" that not only is their opinion offensive garbage, but also _everyone_ thinks they can fark right off. The difficulty is that anything less than every team, every driver showing complete solidarity will give a toehold for the PsOS to say, "well, that right there is now MY driver!" or "see! It's all political / for sponsors / whatever! I still support [ person ] cuz they were just made to do it."
 
2020-06-23 5:39:30 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]


NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-23 5:52:28 PM  

desertgeek: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]

NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]


Now we're going to hear a bunch of hot takes on this from these assholes:

/still won't get Old Runner Up back at your races.

pics.me.meView Full Size
 
2020-06-23 6:06:59 PM  

desertgeek: NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]


Of course this was predictable, but who cares? It's yesterday's news. Off to the next Fark virtue circle-signal!
 
2020-06-23 6:09:03 PM  

hotrod2001: desertgeek: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]

NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]

Now we're going to hear a bunch of hot takes on this from these assholes:

/still won't get Old Runner Up back at your races.

[pics.me.me image 500x807]


The one thing that's wrong is the average age is under 65.
 
2020-06-23 6:17:51 PM  

Fireproof: hotrod2001: desertgeek: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]

NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]

Now we're going to hear a bunch of hot takes on this from these assholes:

/still won't get Old Runner Up back at your races.

[pics.me.me image 500x807]

The one thing that's wrong is the average age is under 65.


Unfortunately, I think that's still accurate.
 
2020-06-23 6:27:08 PM  

desertgeek: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]

NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]


I for one can't think of a better outcome. I'm glad that the other drivers and their pit crews showed so much love and support for their friend. The fact that it turned out to be a misunderstanding and not an act of hate makes it that much better.
 
2020-06-23 6:38:29 PM  

hotrod2001: desertgeek: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: I can't verify accuracy, but someone pointed out:

Before, bay 4 door pull had a loop in it.
[Fark user image 425x451]
After. Door pull has no loop and is shorter as if loop was cut off.
[Fark user image 425x209]

NASCAR just came out and said... those pictures are accurate:

[Fark user image 850x528]

Now we're going to hear a bunch of hot takes on this from these assholes:

/still won't get Old Runner Up back at your races.

[pics.me.me image 500x807]


Hot take : When you're in the middle of a Satanic panic, everything looks like Satan worshiping. Use discernment and not your jump to conclusions mat.

Hot take : Most discoveries of "nooses," are  hoaxes or not nooses at all or Halloween decorations done with poor judgement.
 
2020-06-24 9:11:20 AM  
Rained out races commonly have huge dust clouds
 
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