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Fans Furious After NASCAR Unveils Electric Car: 'This Will Kill the Sport'

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As unpopular as the advent of electric vehicles has proven to be, there are still those attempting to push electric cars on the rest of us.

Even in the world of NASCAR, apparently.

On Saturday, NASCAR announced it would be debuting a new “EV prototype” at the Chicago Street Race.

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The car is supposedly a part of the racing company’s initiative to “strengthen its communities and contribute to a healthier planet” and “advance NASCAR’s strategic sustainability ambitions across electrification.”

ABB, an EV company, partnered with NASCAR to develop the vehicle.

“ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, and we help customers globally to optimize, electrify and decarbonize their operations,” ABB Executive Vice President Ralph Donati said.

“The objective of the collaboration between NASCAR, ABB in the United States and the NASCAR industry is to push the boundaries of electrification technology, from EV racing to long-haul transportation to facility operations.”

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If that word salad sounded unnecessarily obtuse, here’s what it really means: NASCAR is virtue signaling by pretending to help the world transition from fuel-powered vehicles to EVs.

Of course, the NASCAR audience, which leans blue-collar, down to earth and conservative, was none-too-pleased with the organization’s new hoity-toity initiative.

For better or worse, EVs come with a lot of political baggage, given how aggressively the Biden administration and Democratic politicians want to force them onto an unwilling populace.

NASCAR might as well be spitting in their faces.

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“NASCAR is reaching for 1 percent of fans and abandoning 70 percent of their fan base, this will kill the sport. The marketing directors need to really evaluate doing this,” one X user wrote.

“If NASCAR makes the decision to start running EVs then I’m tapping out, and I’ve been a fan since 1979,” a NASCAR fan commented.

“If they go electric I’m finished with NASCAR and I never miss a race,” another wrote.

Electric vehicles may one day be the norm, but Democrats and the corporations all too willing to go along with them continue to push this technology faster than the market can handle it.

The world is just not ready for EVs and pushing them before they’re ready may very well cause more problems than doing so solves.

And what’s more, most of us are more than happy with how our gas-powered cars are working.


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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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