The General Lee, donning the Confederate flag, barred by NASCAR at March race

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Surprised NASCAR would get all PC like this...

The General Lee, donning the Confederate flag, barred by NASCAR at March race at PIR

Feb. 17, 2012 12:27 PM
The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com

Bubba Watson, a PGA Tour golfer who purchased the famed General Lee car from the 1980's TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, will not be allowed to drive the vehicle as the pace car prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway as previously scheduled because of NASCAR's concerns with the Confederate flag on the roof of the car.

"NASCAR, International Speedway Corp. and Phoenix International Raceway officials discussed this and decided it was not in the best interest of our sport,'' NASCAR said in a statement Friday. "The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive."

PIR announced on Monday in a media release that Watson would "...drive The General Lee from Dukes of Hazard fame during a ceremonial parade lap as part of his duties as Honorary Race Official at the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™".

"We are really excited to have Bubba join us for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™," said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber in the statement. "The Fact that he's bringing The General Lee just takes it to a whole new level. I think the fans are going to be pumped to see them both."

Watson bought the car at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, then drove it frequently to the TPC Scottsdale during the week of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Watson's Twitter page shows him standing next to the car.



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Bunch of PC faggits. Keep watering down your product until it's nothing.
 

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Way to know your audience, NASCAR. What next, no hip hop at NBA games?
 

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It would seem to me that NASCAR would be exactly the place you'd find confederate flags flying proudly!
 

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It would seem to me that NASCAR would be exactly the place you'd find confederate flags flying proudly!
I love how they admit that in a roundabout way. "We're working to make NASCAR more inclusive" reads as we know what you think of our product.
 

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I wonder how a car named General William Tecumsah Sherman would be received.

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Interesting. I was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008 and guess what was there?
Maybe because it wasn't the pace car?

And this is him in the overalls. :icon_eek:

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well think of the damage having the general lee as a pace car in a nascar race would do to this country!!!!
im fucking speechless.


i know old dukes of hazzard episodes arent played all that much, but how long until this show is officially banned from being replayed at all on networks.

we are just a joke in this country at this point.