NASCAR decided to self-castrate itself taking to Twitter to post an LGBTQ+ statement.
The official NASCAR Twitter account posted, “As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with the NASCAR’s mission to be a welcoming sport for all.”
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to create a more inclusive environment — in our workplaces, at the race track & in the stands,” the organization added.
NASCAR did not explain what the recent actions are that do not align with their mission, but Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec claims it’s because Texas Governor Greg Abbott waved the green flag at Texas Motor Speedway back on May 22nd for the All-Star race.
AP Sports reporter Jenna Fryer indicated she has no clue what the tweet is referencing, but claimed “someone with the power to acknowledge such things admitted to me Abbott at Texas was a mistake.”
She further reiterated, “But below isn’t exactly clear which actions are out of alignment.”
Abbott has come under fire from the LGBTQ+ lobby and its activists after he sent a letter back in February instructing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to “investigate the parents of a child who is subjected to these abusive gender-transitioning procedures, and on other state agencies to investigate licensed facilities where such procedures may occur.”
This move is the latest from NASCAR that signals their embrace of temporal woke politics and cultural degradation. Infamously NASCAR found themselves involved in a scandal when they claimed that driver Bubba Wallace was threatened with a noose. However, an investigation revealed that there was no threat and the accusations of racism were made up by NASCAR.
Back in 2020, NASCAR president Steve Phelps told the media, “As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR. And this act only strengthens our resolve to make this sport open and welcoming to all.”
He then went on to state, “Late yesterday afternoon a crew member from the 43 team discovered a noose in the 43 garage stall and that crew member informed NASCAR. NASCAR security got involved. I got a small group of senior leaders in the sport together or in NASCAR together to try to determine what next steps would be. First thing was to launch an immediate investigation into this heinous act.”
After detailing he involved the FBI, Phelps said, “Obviously, this is a very, very serious act and we take it as such. We will do everything in our power to make sure that whoever has committed this act comes to justice and comes to light and we rid this type of behavior from our sport.”
The FBI issued a statement on June 23, 2020 that revealed there was no federal crime committed. They stated, “The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019.”
“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,” they added.
NASCAR released their own statement along with an image admitting “the noose had been on the garage door at Talladega since October 2019.”
Nevertheless, Phelps also claimed, “Our ultimate conclusion for this investigation is to ensure that this never happens again, that no one walks by a noose without recognizing the potential damage it can do.”
He added, “Going forward, our efforts are best spent on making sure every competitor feels safe and every guest feels welcome. I would also like to reinforce that what we did see at Talladega in pre-race on Monday, our drivers, crews and officials proudly demonstrated that we are united in the belief that there is no place for racism in our sport.”
Phelps’ initial statement leaping to accusations of racism and his follow-up statement were and still are hollow given NASCAR’s and the FBI’s own admission the “noose” was a garage door pull and had been in the garage since 2019.
Earlier in June 2020, Phelps used the incident to push Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory propaganda at NASCAR races.
During the pre-race ceremonies at Atlanta in June 2020, Phelps said, “Our country is in pain and people are justifiably angry, demanding to be heard. The black community and all people of color have suffered in our country. And it has taken far too long to hear our demands for change.”
“Our sport must do better. Our country must do better. The time is now to listen, to understand, and to stand against racism, and racial injustice. We ask our drivers, our competitors, and all our fans to join us in this mission. To take a moment of reflection, to acknowledge that we must do better as a sport, and join us as we now pause and take a moment to listen,” he concluded.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 7, 2020
What do you make of this latest statement from NASCAR?