To the left, NASCAR fans were long seen as ignorant, backward people who still invoked an imaginary sky-fairy to watch over them before they mindlessly hurtled themselves around an oval using the out-of-fashion internal combustion engine for hours on end, in cars decaled up in advertisements for revolting poor people delicacies like Wonder Bread, Slim Jims, and non-microbrewed beer.
That all changed in February 2020, when Donald Trump's presidential motorcade led the pace lap for the Daytona 500. The crowd went wild for Trump, and the left went wild with anger. NASCAR moved from being an inconsequential sport the left saw as exclusively for inconsequential people – the rural hillbillies, the conservative rednecks, the uncultured RV crowd – to something that had to be destroyed.
WATCH as I take you through this whole ridiculous story.
NASCAR transformed that day from something the left smugly ignored, to a multibillion-dollar Trump-supporting business with millions of fans.
Because of that, NASCAR became something the left would organize to ruin and it would be up to NASCAR itself to stop the attack if they were cagey enough to understand what the attack would be and where it would come from. And they didn’t. They never saw it coming. Enter the fake noose and the FBI.
Bubba Wallace is the only black driver in NASCAR. He’s also an outspoken advocate of Black Lives Matter. Fine. Who cares?On June 21, Wallace’s team reported finding a noose in the assigned garage at Talladega. The so-called noose was found before the race was set to begin at 3 p.m.
Bubba Wallace even went on CNN, the fake noose network, to call the rope fixture a quote, "straight-up noose." After a hate crimes investigation of the alleged noose, FBI Special Agent Jonnie Sharp said in a joint statement with Birmingham U.S. Attorney Jay Town, "after a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed."
In a Twitter statement, NASCAR explained that the noose was actually just a pull-down rope that had been in the garage since October 2019.
So a rope tied with a loop at the end to make the rope easier to pull on the close the garage door? That’s what got a team of 15 FBI agents deployed to the NASCAR garages? Do these people see racism in the loops of their shoelaces too? No hate crime. Just a rope doing rope things in a garage. Got it.
Did Bubba ever once feel bad about falsely accusing his colleagues of harbouring a racist amongst them as they escorted him around the track at Talledega in a very public show of solidarity? They were all #StandingWithBubba while Bubba was stomping all over them and their fans. Photographic evidence suggests the rope had apparently been there for months, and it just conveniently became a noose when the left needed a reason to pull down this conservative-friendly sport.
It’s much the same as Chick fil-A. Christian values helped guide the chicken shop to the top, and then abandoned them once they got there by bending the knee to progressivism.
Will all this hurt the bottom line at NASCAR? Time will tell, but often we don’t have to wait long for the results to roll in, just ask Gillette.
Shortly after Gillette attacked their customer base as devilishly toxic men, parent company, P&G took a nearly $12-billion ($US8-billion) write-down in the value of the 118-year-old shaving business it purchased in 2005 for $84-billion ($US57-billion). It was easy to connect the dots.
I am just a simple country journalist, but you don’t have to be a business expert to know it is a bad idea to run off your best customers to please your worst. Maybe 2021 will be the year businesses learn this. But I thought that about 2020.