NASCAR Steering To The Left, Decries “Let’s Go, Brandon” Chants At Its Races

She told Brown that the crowd was chanting "Let's go, Brandon," and lo, a legend was born. Stavast either misheard or was nimbly trying to avoid an FCC fine for using one of the words that can't be said on television.
NASCAR also came out strongly on social justice issues last year, banning the display of the Confederate flag, a longtime staple at its events.
“That's not OK. “We will pursue whoever (is using logos) and get that stuff,” Phelps said in reports. It's not OK that you're using our trademarks illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is.”
No, we're not happy about that,” Phelps said.” /> “Do we like the fact that it kind of started with NASCAR and then is gaining ground out elsewhere?
“I think, unfortunately, it speaks to the state of where we are as a country. “It's an unfortunate situation and I feel for Brandon, I feel for Kelli,” Phelps said. We do not want to associate ourselves with politics, the left or the right.”
Steve Phelps, the NASCAR president, said Friday that the organization does not want to be associated with the "Let's go, Brandon" movement, a chant heard frequently at its events and others in the South and Midwest.
NASCAR was the inadvertent ground zero for the "Let's go, Brandon" movement. NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was interviewing winning driver Brandon Brown on his first career NASCAR win when the crowd broke into a chant of "F**k Joe Biden."
The phrase has been picked up as a substitute for its more vulgar cousin, and has been mainstreamed by media and more prudent people.
But Phelps' statement flies in the face of past NASCAR history. President Donald Trump was the honorary starter at the Daytona 500 in 2020 and was rapturously received. NASCAR drivers have also appeared at Trump rallies, and some have spoken.
Phelps said NASCAR will pursue action against any illegal use of its trademarks on merchandise boasting the slogan, which have started to sprout.
Phelps claimed NASCAR respects the presidential office.

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