NASCAR Driver Debuts Blue Lives Matter Inspired Car

Paola Ditto
Giugno 16, 2020

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Weatherman drove a pro-police scheme vehicle with a large "Back The Blue" hashtag during Saturday's Dixie Vodka 250.

The Xfinity Series driver raced with a new "ThinBlueLine" design, complete with a "Blue Lives Matter" flag across the hood. The pro-law enforcement group was originally formed to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.

Weatherman's team said it has received wide support from families of officers killed in the line of duty who appreciate the message the auto is sending. That flag, and movement, has emerged in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent years as a way to support police officers.

Many thought Weatherman's choice was offensive while wide-spread protesting continues since the death of George Floyd.

"A lot going on in the world right now and I wanted to express that most first responders are good people", Weatherman said.

Weatherman tweeted that his inspiration for the design came from his uncle, who was a firefighter, and insisted that he supports "the black men and women of this country". The sport banned the confederate flag from all events.

The third placement of "Back the Blue" on Weatherman's auto was put in the same spot where Wallace had "Compassion, Love, Understanding".

NASCAR made two significant and controversial decisions this week. "So it's a small step for us, but it moves in big factors to get a new fan base out to the racetrack". He later told Frontstretch.com that his plans beyond the 2020 season are "to be determined".

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