Did Obama Order GM & Chrysler Cars Out of NASCAR? (or) April Fool’s Day Joke?

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Did Barack Obama actually order GM and Chrysler cars out of NASCAR, or is this an April Fool’s Day Joke?  If so, it is a beautiful practical joke.  If not, Obama just LOST the following states for the Democrats – forever:

Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
Georgia
Florida
Mississippi
Louisiana

Autospies says it is true:

Car and Driver Reports:

“…The White House announced today that GM and Chrysler must cease participation in NASCAR at the end of the 2009 season if they hope to receive any additional financial aid from the government. …The statement goes on further to say the same demand will be made of Ford if it asks for government assistance. “In order to receive this money, corporations must demonstrate they will spend it wisely. Racing has been said to improve on-road technology, but frankly, NASCAR almost flaunts its standing among the lowest-tech forms of motorsport. NASCAR is not proven to drive advancements that transfer from the racetrack to the road, and this nation’s way forward does not hinge on decades-old technology. We need new, and we need innovation.”

The President realizes this will be an unpopular call, but stands behind the decision, saying, “This is an obvious cut to make, but it is not an easy one. This administration is not ignoring the tremendous sentimental value and emotional appeal NASCAR holds for so many Americans. But now is not the time for sentiment and nostalgia; now is a time for decisive financial action. If our automotive industry is to emerge from this recession intact, then these difficult decisions must be made.”

Both Chevrolet and Dodge see the move as only temporary, and fully expect to resume racing in NASCAR as soon as they have stabilized and the government’s hand in their operations is minimized. “There is nothing really to say at this point,” said one representative, who wished to remain anonymous. “We’ve been doing this since the beginning, and we always assumed we’d be doing this until the end. Heck, nobody ever thought to think that there would be an end. But we ain’t done. As soon as this is over, we’re taking back our spot at the top.”

NASCAR officials remain tight-lipped about the call, but sources say series president Mike Helton and team managers are exploring several options, including other manufacturers to fill Chevrolet and Dodge’s vacated positions. Given the company’s recent interest in motorsport and the steady cash-flow and V-8 engine provided by its new Genesis sedan, sources indicate that NASCAR is pinging Hyundai to gauge the Korean company’s interest in occupying a spot in NASCAR. “Toyota was not well-received their first year in the sport, nor was their first season an easy one,” the source says. “But they learned, they applied the lessons, and they have proven very competitive this year.”…”

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3 thoughts on “Did Obama Order GM & Chrysler Cars Out of NASCAR? (or) April Fool’s Day Joke?

  1. Part of me hopes this is a ruse and another hopes it isn’t. I have been amazed at the lack of opposition to obama’s efforts to turn America over to socialism (read COMMUNISM) Perhaps something like the threat against NASCAR will finally motivate the thinking, tax paying, God fearing people of America to wake up and stand up against this scourge to our people. This isn’t a Black thing or even a political party thing any more, it is survival of our country!
    I citizens don’t get off their buts and speak out against communism now, we all will pay the price sooner than later. Have a good day, Jeff Daniels

  2. happy belated April fool’s day…

    i don’t think pulling funding for Nascar would have been so inappropriate in any case, desperate times and all

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