For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, this seems especially rude. President Obama and the White House are honoring Jimmie Johnson and 11 other drivers from NASCAR in a ceremony on Wednesday, but five guys can’t make it due to “scheduling conflicts.”
Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart are saying that they essentially have something more important to do. Really? Like what? We’d love to know.
Regardless of your politics, it’s the President of the United States. There aren’t many times that you’ll get invited to the White House with the leader of the free world.
At least two of these guys – Busch and Stewart – are known dickheads. So maybe this isn’t a huge surprise. And while there is a teeny tiny chance that these guys did have something else going on, we seriously doubt it. We firmly believe this is about politics. Without even knowing the political leanings of these guys, we can assume that their conservatives. Not a stretch considering you won’t find many tree-hugging, anti-war hippies at Talladega Superspeedway.
With the amount of times Obama has kowtowed to the Republicans, you’d think these guys would love him. Then again, he is black so it might not matter.