NASCAR Drivers Turn Down Obama Invitation to White House

Did you know there’s been an economic crisis that has left some US citizens with a bad taste? Did you know that the next us presidential elections will take place next year? What can you do to drum up some support and make people who like shotguns and Mopar rally to your cause.
The answer is simple: NASCAR. Following this idea, US president Barack Obama wanted to invite 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other 2010 Chase For The Cup drivers to the White House. The meat and greet was supposed to take place next Wednesday, but five of them won’t be coming.

The reason - they say that scheduling conflicts are to blame. We’d be excited to stand next to the president and shake hands, but Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards might not feel that way, according to SB Nation.

We can’t know for certain, but political reasons might also be behind this decline to visit the White House. Otherwise, the must really have a busy schedule not to want to stand next to the most powerful man in the world.

This decision might be justified by political views, but just standing next to Obama would result in a lot of photos and coverage for their respective sponsors. NASCAR is also an all-American pastime, a Star Spangled Banner activity that people who love their country enjoy.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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