Michael Waltrip has raced a Sandy Hook NASCAR in the Daytona 500.
There is a whole story on why the car was created and how NASCAR people met in Newtown with the crying people and so on and wanted to help them raise money. It is all at the link.
I am simply appalled! The amount of exploitation of the Sandy Hook shooting is ridiculous. I have never seen any tragedy before where every single person (families, town, school, etc) is asking for money. There are donation pages from the family for every victim. There are charities set up with all different types of organizations raising money for Sandy Hook.
I would like to know What are they doing with the money raised? Where is it going? Why are well to do families asking for money due to the death of their child? How much money have they raised and who is it benefiting from it? I do know from my research that Newtown was in financial trouble before Sandy Hook. I assume now they are doing great. Plus you have people like Joe Lieberman who is in charge of the money raised for Newtown through United Way. Are they using the money for gun control lobbying or political purposes?
I don't understand why people would give money to any of the organizations or families either. Something as sad as losing a child is not what people should use to try and 'get rich' over. I would think instead of constantly asking for money, they should ask for prayers and God's hand in watching over them and their children who were shot. It would be a time of prayer for me not putting my hand out for money if a horrid tragedy struck as Sandy Hook.
I guess this is to be a constant in your face of all the fans of NASCAR who are pretty much Constitutional and law abiding citizens that utilize the 2nd amendment! Is the psychology for them to want those watching the car go round and round to give up their rights over seeing the Sandy Hook car constantly?
What is happening is really is over the top in everything regarding Sandy Hook.
I still have not made up my mind that Sandy Hook was a hoax or not. The whole thing is so confusing. But seeing this NASCAR makes me upset over how one side is using it and dancing on the graves of the children to try and get their gun control agenda pushed through and raise a lot of money over.
What do NASCAR fans think of this car?
It does not say if the car will continue racing throughout the NASCAR circuit. It does say that 7 crying families were at the meeting and then the cries became smiles when they heard about the car. Funny, I never saw tears from any of the families when they were interviewed.
Portion from link:
“Following the meeting, Mike sat me down and said that he had an idea of running the 26 car in the Daytona 500 to represent the 20 children and six adults who had lost their lives in the tragedy back in December in Newtown, Connecticut.
“He asked me to think about whether or not we could be a part of it at Swan Racing, and I told Mike that, as long as my sponsors were on board, ‘We’re in,’ ’’ Davis said.
So instead of running the No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme, Swan Racing will field the No. 26. Waltrip said his own Toyotas at Michael Waltrip Racing will also bear the same “Newtown to 80888’’ decal.
A week before the car was unveiled and NASCAR’s charitable drive was made public, a contingent of NASCAR officials that included Helton, Davis, Waltrip and NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France flew to Newtown, Conn., and held an emotional meeting in private with town officials, first responders, and several of the families of the victims to share their plans.
“When we walked into that room, and seven of the families that lost children in that shooting were sitting on the front row looking at you, first of all, that was very hard to keep your composure,’’ Waltrip said. “But as we spoke, those crying faces turned to smiles.
They’re huge NASCAR fans up in that part of the country, and they got to realize that they’re going to have a car in the Daytona 500 and it lit ’em up. It made me so proud that I was there to be part of such a special announcement.’’
But Waltrip said the meeting left a lasting impression on him. “I walked into their world, spent three hours there, and walked out, but I left part of me there,’’ he said.
France said he was similarly moved by the meeting, so much so he and his wife Amy pledged $50,000 to jump-start the campaign. France said his family’s donation would be matched by The NASCAR Foundation.
Edit to add: I found a video about the car and Waltrip talking about it:
another edit to add:
NRA got a memo that details Obama's agenda for guns. It involves complete gun confiscation and items listed that Obama has never even mentioned as part of his gun grab. He wants all guns off the street and gun registration!