More NASCAR Foolishness

These thugs fight on the track and when they’re not fighting they’re running into each other because they are poor sports. NASCAR should be banned.

UPDATE: Shortly after a disintegrating NASCAR vehicle spewed debris into the crowd, a spectator uploaded a terrifying clip of the accident and the aftermath to YouTube. But the clip was suddenly removed with the message, “This video contains content from NASCAR, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”

The removal sparked disbelief from journalists — including myself — who wondered if NASCAR’s quick response was motivated by protecting its image rather than protecting its copyright. Then NASCAR responded with an unusual justification.

“The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident,” explained NASCAR in a statement to The Verge. “Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.”

Hat Tip to Lost Remote. I repeat. NASCAR is a thuggish plague on racing. From the way they run the business to the hooligans who drive the cars, it’s a disgrace.