If NASCAR fans were shocked by the appearance of the Monster Energy Girls’ outfits this weekend, they clearly didn’t hear the promises that the company’s vice president of sports marketing, Mitch Covington, made earlier this year when discussing Monster Energy’s debut as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Cup Series. “Monster, we were built on girls, music and racing,” Covington said in January. “We think that fits with NASCAR really good.’’ And they’ve clearly never looked at Monster Energy’s Facebook page, which is littered with women in outfits they might find offensive. Or think about that the company is referring to grown women as girls in its title of its brand reps. But what they mostly missed?
Joey Logano swooped in to win the Advance Auto Parts Clash after his teammate Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided on the last lap while Hamlin led. The win is Logano’s first in the exhibition race and Ford’s first since 2004. Here’s what most of the 17 drivers in the field had to say after the race. Joey Logano, winner – “The Toyotas are so selfless, I guess is the way to look at it. They are able to work together and think of one car of winning, and they’re really good at that. We had to think the same way as Ford and with Stewart-Haas and the Penske cars and we were able to get a good enough, run to work together enough to break them up and make the passes and then there at the end was
NASCAR is one of more divisive sports out there. The fact is, whether you’re someone who couldn’t care less about a checkered flag or someone who makes sure to tune into as many races as popular, both sides should be able to agree that NASCAR is an incredibly dangerous sport.