Joe Nemechek Trump 2020 Car Sparks Controversy
Joe Nemechek’s Trump 2020 car sparked controversy this week.
With the NASCAR Xfinity series leading off on Saturday with the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Nemechek found a way to steal the show.
The part-time Mike Harmon Racing driver captured the attention of one and all with his specially designed Chevy Camaro Trump/Pence 2020 vehicle.
In a special statement, the PAC Board of Directors acknowledge Nemechek and his special car.
“We are honored to support Mr. Nemechek and bring true American values back to America, bridging the gap between forgotten Americans to keep our duly elected President in office,” the statement read.
“Our hopes are that the silent majority comes together to support us in ‘Keeping America Great.'”
The Trump 2020 car for Joe Nemechek has arrived in Daytona.
Credit: Mike Harmon Racing pic.twitter.com/EaEItr2PBE
— Old Row Sports (@OldRowSports) February 16, 2020
Given the subject matter at hand, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Nemechek’s car stirred up some controversy – both for and against.
Some wondered if Nemechek would be racing at the Daytona 500. Seeing as he is not a full-time driver, folks could not figure out how something like that would be possible.
Others noted that Nemechek would not in fact be participating in the Daytona 500 because he had already raced this past Saturday.
Those who did tune in on Saturday wondered why the vehicle was not featured prominently.
The answer is: because it did not do particularly well in the race.
Nemechek ultimately finished 16th when it was all said and done.
Messages from people online regarding Nemechek’s car featured everything including praise for the driver and president, as well as wishes of harm against both. It was a pretty standard reaction, all things considered.
Some racing fans argued that Trump/Pence messages have no place in auto racing because sports and politics should be kept separate. Others disagreed, pointing to all the political messaging in the NFL and NBA over the last few years.
Other fans acknowledged that while people are certainly free to express their political messages online, it would be nice if NASCAR could be a reprieve from that.
As of yet, President Trump has not made an official statement on the car or its driver.