Ben Carson Just Scored a Big Endorsement in an Important Swing State

Whether folks want to admit it or not, NASCAR is big in America, and has deep Southern roots. Fans of the racing sport are very loyal and don’t mind mixing politics with their presence at the race track. For example, when NASCAR officials caved in to political correctness and an attack on all things Southern by asking fans not to bring the Confederate flag to the races, fans let them know exactly how they felt about that attack on free speech by defying that request and continuing to fly their Confederate flags at the track.

One of the biggest names in NASCAR history is Richard Petty. He is a legend in the sport and he just came out as endorsing Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson for president.

Dr. Carson, a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, appeared with Petty at a camp for disabled children in North Carolina, which was established by the Petty Family Foundation, on Monday. Although he did not come outright and say he is endorsing Carson, he actually kind of did when he told the Associated Press, he is “not necessarily endorsing him, but we are — you know what I mean?”

Petty added that one of the things he really likes about Carson is that “he’s really humane.”

Image: Ben Carson/Facebook

Image: Ben Carson/Facebook

The racing legend, nicknamed The King, was reportedly photographed sitting behind the wheel of Carson’s campaign bus. The pair also posed for pictures together.

As Donald Trump sees his lead as the frontrunner of Republican candidates tighten with Dr. Ben Carson gaining ground, this “endorsement” of the Carson campaign by Richard Petty will cause more people, especially those devoted NASCAR enthusiasts, to take notice. In addition, with North Carolina being a swing state in the South, this endorsement will be seen by some as a huge benefit for Carson.

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Jennifer Burke
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Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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