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Is NASCAR As American As Apple Pie?

That's what most political observers claim, that it goes all the way back to box cars, when I guess the post-WWII suburban kids made cars with their fathers. Is NASCAR really THAT important? They make it seem that if you're against NASCAR, you're either anti-American, don't fit in with America, or don't understand America.

by Anonymousreply 1803/27/2013

It's a haven for the far righteous.

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2011

NASCAR goes back to the Southern bootleggers. Where did you get the impression it came from fathers and sons working on box cars?

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2011

It's more diverse than you might think. NASCAR voters went to Obama. Moreover, NASCAR is trying to go green.

by Anonymousreply 303/26/2013

It's a fairly recent phenomenon.

by Anonymousreply 403/26/2013

No, it's closer to a fad. I am under 30 and it was not recognizable to me until high school, and even then it was not popular with anyone except the more extreme white trash. You can't talk about NASCAR and expect a mixed group if Americans to be interested, unlike the subject of baseball or football.

by Anonymousreply 503/27/2013

It's the box car thing. Do your research. It's an American staple.

by Anonymousreply 603/27/2013

It became big in the 90s though it has longer roots.

by Anonymousreply 703/27/2013

I fucking LOVE apple pie! And moon pies, and corn dogs and cheeseburgers and onion rings and pizza and cookies and fried chicken and burritos and Snickers and cheesy puffs and ice cream and potato chips and bratwurst and donuts and Koolaid and peanut butter cups and...

by Anonymousreply 803/27/2013

Yes.

by Anonymousreply 903/27/2013

What r2 said.

Southern bootleggers were constantly modifying their cars in order to out run the police.

It then became a competition among themselves and then a sport.

by Anonymousreply 1003/27/2013

I think it's amazing that NASCAR is family-owned. It's like finding out that the Smith Family of Toledo owns the National Football League.

by Anonymousreply 1103/27/2013

Here OP, jump to the "History" paragraph

by Anonymousreply 1203/27/2013

The origin of the sport is kinda SEXY!

by Anonymousreply 1303/27/2013

I'm Gay, Male, over 60, and I LOVE NASCAR and auto racing...I have since I was a child. I have built 2 Hot Rods (Street machines, not racers) plus...I have NEVER voted for a Republican! So there goes your "NASCAR fans must be whacko Tea baggers who worship their guns and think 'Them Homos should be destroyed red necks" philosophy. Oh, and I have an advanced College degree.

by Anonymousreply 1403/27/2013

Well, do you at least fuck your cousins, R14?

I mean, give us SOMETHING to work with.

by Anonymousreply 1503/27/2013

OP needs to Google "soap box derby."

by Anonymousreply 1603/27/2013

R15...well, I did once jack off while looking at some men playing football in the street near my college dorm room. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 1703/27/2013

NASCAR is rush hour traffic sped up

by Anonymousreply 1803/27/2013
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