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?
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A crew chief for Justin Allgaier Motorsports was one of three injured Sunday night at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at De Leon Springs, Florida, when a car went through the fence in Turn 2 and into the pit area. Kelly Kovsk, 35, is being treated at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is listed in stable condition according to the team. According to the Volusia County Sheriff department, a 68-year-old man is in critical condition while the third person hurt in the accident, Gary Streek of the United Kingdom, is no longer hospitalized. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of our racing family injured Sunday night, and we are encouraged by the reports of the excellent care