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Old 09-19-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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Lets say that Truex goes on to win the championship.

Does the quasi-team like sharing from JGR stop?
i would say not likely. as long as furniture row continues to run toyotas, i think the information sharing continues.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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I loved listening to Ward Burton.


I couldn't understand a word he said, but still enjoyed it.
I always loved Jeff Burton's explanation of why Ward talked like he did and Jeff didn't..

"Ward's room was on the south end of the house"
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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I always loved Jeff Burton's explanation of why Ward talked like he did and Jeff didn't..

"Ward's room was on the south end of the house"


.........THAT.......was funny !
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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haha yeah that's my favorite Burton quote.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Default NASCAR accused of racial discrimination in $500M lawsuit

A Georgia man has filed a $500 million race discrimination lawsuit against NASCAR and its race teams, claiming his attempts to make NASCAR more racially diverse were rebuffed by the sanctioning body.

Terrance Cox III, who operated Diversity Motorsports Racing and who founded a group to protest what it views as injustices of NASCAR by sponsors and team owners toward the minority community, filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in New York.

Cox claims that NASCAR, racetrack operator International Speedway Corp. and its race teams have not made any efforts to have corporate sponsors support an African-American team. That lack of corporate sponsors is an "almost insurmountable obstacle to the integration of NASCAR," according to the lawsuit.

According to the complaint, Cox's potential sponsors were encouraged by NASCAR to not work with him but instead associate themselves with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart. It also refused to promote various programs Cox created to help make NASCAR more diverse, the lawsuit stated, and that his efforts to work with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program were ignored.

Cox claims that NASCAR and its teams have "engaged in unlawful intentional racial discrimination by refusing to sanction African-American owned racing teams ... and by refusing to hire African-American drivers for its racing teams."

In a statement, NASCAR defended its Drive for Diversity program -- which has been in place since 2004 -- and said it will fight the lawsuit.

"NASCAR embraces all individuals interested and involved in our sport, whether as partners, fans, competitors or employees, and there is no merit to this lawsuit," the statement said. "NASCAR has a long-standing history of investing in diversity efforts including the NASCAR Drive for Diversity, NASCAR Diversity Internship and NASCAR Diversity Pit Crew Development programs. ... We stand behind our actions, and will not let a publicity-seeking legal action deter us from our mission.

"NASCAR not only will defend our organization against these meritless allegations, but we will be asserting our own claims against Mr. Cox for his defamatory actions."

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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It was just a matter of time! Next will be the LGBT community going after them.

Last edited by UpstateJohn; 09-20-2016 at 12:52 PM..
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Just a money grab.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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This suit is BS and it'll get tossed.

But.. It brings up something that I do feel is somewhat relevant.. Minority drivers tend to have a much harder time with sponsorship.

Look at Bubba Wallace. Gibbs couldn't find sponsors for him.. Roush is sponsoring the car himself some weeks.

Companies should be lining up to sponsor him. A good kid, good driver (Who I think can be great).. He's a marketing dream for alot of companies out there.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Then there's this:

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Harvey said on his radio show Wednesday that he had no interest in starting a race team stating “I don’t even like fast-ass cars.”
NASCAR says $500M discrimination suit citing Steve Harvey has 'no merit'
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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A Georgia man has filed a $500 million race discrimination lawsuit against NASCAR and its race teams, claiming his attempts to make NASCAR more racially diverse were rebuffed by the sanctioning body.

Terrance Cox III, who operated Diversity Motorsports Racing and who founded a group to protest what it views as injustices of NASCAR by sponsors and team owners toward the minority community, filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in New York.

Cox claims that NASCAR, racetrack operator International Speedway Corp. and its race teams have not made any efforts to have corporate sponsors support an African-American team. That lack of corporate sponsors is an "almost insurmountable obstacle to the integration of NASCAR," according to the lawsuit.

According to the complaint, Cox's potential sponsors were encouraged by NASCAR to not work with him but instead associate themselves with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart. It also refused to promote various programs Cox created to help make NASCAR more diverse, the lawsuit stated, and that his efforts to work with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program were ignored.

Cox claims that NASCAR and its teams have "engaged in unlawful intentional racial discrimination by refusing to sanction African-American owned racing teams ... and by refusing to hire African-American drivers for its racing teams."

In a statement, NASCAR defended its Drive for Diversity program -- which has been in place since 2004 -- and said it will fight the lawsuit.

"NASCAR embraces all individuals interested and involved in our sport, whether as partners, fans, competitors or employees, and there is no merit to this lawsuit," the statement said. "NASCAR has a long-standing history of investing in diversity efforts including the NASCAR Drive for Diversity, NASCAR Diversity Internship and NASCAR Diversity Pit Crew Development programs. ... We stand behind our actions, and will not let a publicity-seeking legal action deter us from our mission.

"NASCAR not only will defend our organization against these meritless allegations, but we will be asserting our own claims against Mr. Cox for his defamatory actions."

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I may be missing something but it has always been the teams and/or drivers secure their own sponsorship. Is it being implied that NASCAR was encourage or force sponsors to support black owned race teams?
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