Shenandoah County GOP

ISC dumps campaigns
July 8, 2008, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, MSM, Oddly Enough

This is a bit of a detour from our usual focus, but I found the story interesting nevertheless. 

International Speedway Corporation, which runs 13 NASCAR tracks, has decided to bar candidates from campaigning in or around tracks during this year’s racing season. 

Voters should not expect to see either John McCain or Barack Obama making appearances at NASCAR events in Daytona Beach Florida, or a dozen other speedways across the country before Election Day. According to officials from the International Speedway Corporation (ISC), which owns the Daytona International Speedway, as well as major facilities in both candidates’ home states of Arizona and Illinois, the company is implementing a firm policy that prohibits political candidates from campaigning in any capacity at their racing events.

Politics was informed of the policy after a credentialing request had been denied to cover an unofficial appearance in Daytona by Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Bob Barr. ISC officials explained that credentialing a political reporter would, in their view, constitute the facilitation of a campaign event, in sharp violation of their policy.


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