Friday, January 09, 2004

Dean and NASCAR?

Howard Dean is looking to sponsor a NASCAR team. I heard this first on Pardon the Interuption. PTI reported that Dean was looking into a team in the Busch series, but I read some sources that said Kenny Schrader's #49 Dodge could be a possibility in the Winston Cup ... excuse me ... Nextel Cup series. I guess Dean was serious when he said he wanted to be the candidate for "guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." I can't wait to see how the other Dems react to Dean's likeness flying high atop an RV at Talledega -- on the same flagpole as the Stars and Bars. Some NASCAR drivers, including DEI's Michael Waltrip and up and coming Kurt Busch, have said that they want no parts of associating their rides with the Dean campaign. I can't blame them. But if I was Mark Martin, I would seriously consider the Dean sponsorship. Even Howard Dean's smug mug on the hood of his Ford would be an improvement over Viagra.