Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Junior Johnson is Behind Obama

You can read the whole thing here, but in a nutshell, one of the Gods of NASCAR Junior Johnson has announced his support for Barack Obama. If you are not a NASCAR person or from the South then you probably don't even know who Junior Johnson is. Well, Junior Johnson is one of the founding fathers of NASCAR. Tom Wolfe's story, Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamlined Baby was about Junior Johnson. He discovered 'drafting' and he was one of the most agressive drivers in all of NASCAR history. When he later became an owner some of his drivers were guys like Bill Elliot and Darrel Waltrip. He has some serious NASCAR creds.

Anyhow, as weird as it may seem this endorsement by Junior could be a game changer in North Carolina and to some extent across the South. Nothing leans Republican like NASCAR and NASCAR fans respect Junior Johnson.

Thanks to the Sailor for pointing me to this diary.

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