Reuters reporter Patricia Wilson covers Dick Cheney’s visit to the Pepsi 400, and encounters primal NASCAR peoplein their brutish native habitat:
Infield spectators perched atop behemoth recreational vehicles waved American flags and banners proclaiming devotion to their favorite drivers and the beer companies that sponsor them …
“NASCAR dads,” a U.S. political term coined in recent years, refers to blue-collar, overwhelmingly white, mostly Southern men. Staunch supporters of the military and sometimes avid hunters, they like to see cars hurtle around an asphalt track at speeds of up to 200 mph.
Wilson should pitch this to the Discovery Channel.