It all started with a profanity that can’t be repeated here.
NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was questioning NASCAR driver Brandon Brown about winning the Xfinity series at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 9. Crowd members began chanting, “F*** Joe Biden,” a phrase that had been popping up at sporting events across the country in recent weeks.
Stavast, either misinterpreting the chant or trying to clean up the phrase for broadcast standards, told NBC viewers the crowd was chanting, “Let’s Go Brandon” in Brown’s honor.
A meme was born. Read More
The joke anti-Biden song “Let’s Go Brandon” is currently trending #1 on iTunes’s hip-hop chart, a jocular but embarrassing slight against the Biden administration that has been ongoing for several weeks.
The meme “Let’s Go Brandon” stems from a NASCAR sportscast in which a group of fans could be heard intoning the vulgar chant “Fuck Joe Biden.” Reporter Kelli Stavast mistakenly claimed that the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” in support of driver Brandon Brown. Read More
Some will remember that comedy classic from 1961, “Divorce, Italian Style,” starring Marcello Mastroianni. Unfortunately, 60 years later, we seem to be moving toward, even living through, a far less funny, real-life “Communism, American Style.”
What is “Communism, American Style”? As yet one would think it bears little resemblance to the Soviet kind with its gulags and so forth.
Or does it?
On Oct. 6, the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed, nearly unanimously (11–2), COVID-19 mandates that require proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, movie theaters, salons, shopping centers, and just about every other public indoor space you could think of in the entertainment capital. Read More
The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said an investigation determined “although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.” Read More
Here’s what NASCAR hopes is the honky tonk truth — that a Nashville reboot is good enough this time to make the sport a tough ticket in the heart of one of the entertainment hot spots of the south.
The first step? Convincing its star drivers the trip to Nashville Superspeedway in 2021 is the spark of a motorsports rebirth in the area and not just another lazy ride on an intermediate concrete track. Read More
There is talk of using taxpayer money to bring NASCAR to Nashville, according to NobleNashville.com. The website reported this week that Speedway Motors has met with Nashville Mayor David Briley since February of this year to discuss options. “Over the past few months, outrageous proposals have been made such as… Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has received a high-octane endorsement. Blackburn’s Senate campaign launched a new television ad Monday featuring NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip. The ad will air in media markets across the state and on digital platforms statewide. The video is available to watch here. Speaking about the ad, U.S. Representative… Read More
by Molly Prince A sponsor announced on Friday that it has ended its partnership with NASCAR driver Conor Daly after it was reported that his father used racially insensitive language during an interview in the early 1980s. Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship from Conor’s No. 6 car in Saturday’s… Read More
dale earnhardt jr. car accident It could be said that former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has some of the best driving skills ever, having made a living out of going more than 200 miles an hour on some of our country’s toughest race tracks. Read More
After spending 31 years in a pit box, one NASCAR crew chief is walking away from the track. It was recently announced that Tony Gibson wouldn’t be returning as crew chief for Kyle Busch and the No. 41 car, but he will remain with Stewart-Haas in a different role, according… Read More
When you are part of a sport that is centered around a greasy pit road, opportunities to dress up and show off a little bit are few and far between. So on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas, some of NASCAR’s favorite couples went all out. Read More
Six decades of racing is coming to a close. The long-time owner of the Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Washington is selling the track to private developers who want to use the property for a hotel, retail space, and an ice rink. Ted Pollock, who has owned the track for 51… Read More
After months and months of baby bump pictures and beautiful showers and photo shoots, the time has come to finally meet Oakley Dillon. And let’s just say, she is a doll.… Read More
Screenshot – Dale Jr It’s the end of an era. Dale Earnhardt Jr. handed his racing helmet over to team owner Rick Hendrick following his final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, and thus ended his career behind the wheel. Watch the video Although Junior is part of a… Read More
Crew chief Cole Pearn spent the first 35 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season watching driver Martin Truex Jr. amass a bevy of insurance through playoff and stage points with his series-high seven victories. All that security is gone now, as the… Read More
With a 10th-place finish yesterday at Phoenix Raceway, JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier punched his ticket to the Championship 4 race at Homestead, but he’ll be competing in that race with an all-new crew chief. Following the Ticket Galaxy 200, NASCAR officials discovered his No. 7 Chevy had an unattached… Read More
Matt Kenseth’s exit from NASCAR is nearing, and it hasn’t received the same publicity as Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring or Danica Patrick’s likely exit. Kenseth probably prefers it that way, but he’s a likely candidate to reach the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and he will likely leave the sport unceremoniously.… Read More
There’s a certain level of success that’s expected from a driver with the last name Earnhardt. The late Dale Earnhardt Sr. was one of the most successful NASCAR drivers in history, winning a total of 76 races and seven championships in the Cup Series, which ties him with Richard Petty… Read More
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — With most of the field wrecking behind him, Kyle Busch took the lead on the final lap and won the First Data 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. It was his fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season and clinched a position among the… Read More
Kasey Kahne and Matt DiBenedetto aren’t in the playoffs competing for a championship, but the two drivers can still celebrate career milestones this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Kahne will be making the 500th Cup Series start of his career, and the 37-year-old’s career began in 2004. DiBenedetto is making his… Read More
Dale Earnhardt Jr daughter Call it the circle of life. Call it divine intervention. Call it whatever you want to call it. We’re calling it the best news we’ve heard all day! Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy are expecting their first baby, a little girl! Just as he’s winding… Read More
Nothing brightens a day as much as a baby, especially when that baby just might be the next NASCAR driver in the family. RELATED: This impromptu pregnancy shoot just might be this NASCAR mama-to-be’s most beautiful yet “Healthy baby boy,” former NASCAR racer and current broadcaster Kenny Wallace tweeted out… Read More
If you like happy endings, then you could be in for a treat today. Dale Earnhardt Jr., his career winding down, took the pole at Talladega for the first time in his career, running NASCAR’s longest closed course at 190.544 mph “We’ve been fighting our teammate Chase and his group… Read More
It was supposed to be a time of celebration — a moment when NASCAR driver Martin Truex, Jr. should have been basking in the sheer joy of winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8. But something was missing. His longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex was… Read More
Sunday, Oct. 8 wasn’t the best day for Kyle Busch — both on and off the track. His trouble began on the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He hit the wall multiple times throughout the race, but continued to come back in the hopes of completing the race, as NASCAR… Read More
DOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch denied Chase Elliott a first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, passing Elliott on the final lap of the Apache Warrior 400 for his fourth victory of the season and second in the three-race first round of the… Read More
austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”… Read More
As NASCAR drivers enter the playoff portion of their season, some members of their tightknit community are going through some major challenges far away from the track. One of those beloved members of the community is Tabitha Burton. Read More
sherry pollex win chicago Sherry Pollex is beautiful. Not the kind of beautiful for which makeup and a hair straightener is required. No, she is the sort of beautiful that is natural, the sort of beautiful that is undeniable whether she is waking up or working out. On this particular… Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange JOLIET, Ill. — Fresh from a Twitter war with Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch proved a point with his pole run at Chicagoland Speedway–and may just have proved Keselowski’s as well. “We are all in for a rude awakening,” Keselowski… Read More
BRISTOL, Tennessee — Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday and The Tennessee Star was there to capture all the sounds and sights. Before the evening officially kicked off, fans were able to sign the starting line with greeting and well-wishes. Dale… Read More