Atlanta is losing one of it’s two NASCAR Sprint cup races next year.
Try not to panic. I won’t. I doesn’t directly affect me much.
Again, in the interest of time, I’ll try to be brief.
Atlanta Motor Speedway losing a major race is going to affect many more Georgians that what a federal judge did yesterday in California.
We can have high minded discussions all day long about the role of the federal judiciary, states rights, the will of the people, etc. But we know that’s not the real reason that ruling is an immediate issue in the Governor’s race.
While I’m not the biggest NASCAR fan (a three hour left turn on a Sunday afternoon? Best naps ever.), I appreciate the economic impact that race brings to the state. In this economy, where we need to attract jobs, where we need to protect a tax base, we are talking about things that don’t affect most of us, using those it does affect as pawns in our little game.
Nascar’s snubbing Atlanta in the Spring. That ain’t right neither.