On the eve of Super Tuesday 7,500 people jammed into a basketball arena on the campus of Valdosta State, down deep in South Georgia. And then out came Donald Trump, out amid the waving signs and recording cell phones, and after rolling through his latest poll numbers, he said he was ready with a special, surprise announcement.
"Do we love NASCAR?" Trump asked.
The crowd loved NASCAR and so here came "NASCAR" or at least enough of it to throw the sport smack dab in the middle of a contentious Republican primary, reversing course from last summer and rankling Marcus Lemonis, a high-level executive who, like the Donald himself, is a highly successful entrepreneur who stars on a reality television show.
In the process, NASCAR, and sports in general, were reminded of the dangers of wading into impassioned waters of the political world, where supporting anyone is sure to anger someone. That included Lemonis, who on Monday led the charge for fans who'd prefer their sports league staysRead More »from Brian France puts NASCAR in crosshairs with Trump endorsement