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NASCAR star Hailie Deegan poses with Trumps ahead of Daytona 500: ‘Goal complete’

Hailie Deegan, the 18-year-old driver deemed “NASCAR’s Next Big Superstar,” posed for a photo she’ll likely remember for the rest of her life, standing next to President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Deegan and the Trumps were all smiles ahead of the race in Florida. The driver posted the photo to Twitter, adding, “Goal complete,” with a check mark. Earlier Sunday, she tweeted: “Today’s goal. Get my helmet signed by Trump.” That earlier tweet got the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who responded: “DM me… I may know someone.” Deegan proudly held her helmet as she posed for the photo. She was not slated to drive in Sunday’s race. Deegan made her stock car debut at Daytona earlier this month, finishing second to Michael Self in the ARCA Series season opener on Feb. 8. President Trump spoke ahead of the Daytona 500, calling it “the legendary display of roaring engines, soaring spirits and the American skill, speed and power that we’ve been hearing about for so many years.” He later gave the command, “Gentlemen, start your engines,” and rode for a lap in the presidential limo known as “The Beast” before the race got underway. When asked about her rising profile in NASCAR, Deegan said earlier this month: “I think there’s that aspect of being a girl that does help. But, once you get in the car, it don’t matter. No one knows. Most of the time I have the most aggressive-looking, guy-looking car on the track.”

What a great story!     🙂

Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ wants NASCAR to switch to electric cars

TV personality Bill Nye has accused NASCAR of “celebrating a very old” and outdated transportation technology, urging the racing outfit to switch to all-electric cars in order to slow the effects of climate change. “[H]ere I am trying to envision the smart, efficient transportation technology of tomorrow, and there is NASCAR doing the opposite – celebrating a very old transportation technology of yesterday,” Mr. Nye, an engineer famously known as “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” wrote in an op-ed this week for Aeon Magazine. “I wish NASCAR were more like NASA. I wish NASCAR were more about the future instead of the past,” he wrote. “I wish NASCAR set up Grand Challenges to inspire companies and individuals to create novel automotive technologies in the way NASA does to create novel space technologies.” Mr. Nye said an electric race car could completely outperform a gas-powered competitor. Pit crews would replace batteries instead of refueling gas tanks. “Just think what an electric race would be like. It would be faster, and quiet. You could talk to the person next to you,” he wrote. Mr. Nye suggested the company change its name from NASCAR to NESCAR — National Electric Stock Car Racing. “The sooner NASCAR (or NESCAR) embraces electric drive trains, the sooner the US can be the world leader in automotive technology, and the sooner we can stop pumping carbon dioxide into the air every time we want to go somewhere to get groceries, pick up the soccer team, commute to work or watch a race,” Mr. Nye concluded. In 2011, NASCAR switched to E15 “green” fuel and boasts that it has the largest green program in sports.

Oops!  Guess Bill the liberal idiot Guy overlooked that little salient fact..   And even if they didn’t..  Who cares?  Stop and think..  How could a NASCAR race possibly affect the environment one way or the other?  It can’t, of course.  To suggest otherwise is beyond ridiculous.  He’s just pushing his silly enviro-wacko agenda by attacking NASCAR, and those unwashed rednecks that enjoy it.  Its just more political correctness gone wild.  As an aside..  I’m curious..  When Bill gets around, does he fly some jet we’ve not yet heard about that has solar panels on it?  And, to think parents all across America have trusted their kids to this extreme, liberal, elitist, agenda-driven, hypocritical moron.  Wow..