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Keselowski will visit White House, questions NRA newsworthiness

Apr 11, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has a date with the White House. The event with President Barack Obama is scheduled for April 16.

Keselowski and his team will be heralded for their accomplishments and work in the community. He’ll also visit wounded troops.

The Michigander celebrated his first title guzzling a huge glass of beer at Homestead, Fla. on live TV, and has been heralded as a throwback type of driver compared to those considered more “corporate,” such as Jimmie Johnson.

Keselowski made headlines for other reasons Thursday, suggesting the fact this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway is sponsored by the National Rifle Association isn’t really news.

A series of tweets exchanged between he and USA Today NASCAR reporter Nate Ryan included Keselowski saying, “I have the perspective of a driver, participant and fan of the sport, along with proprietor of rifles and a US citizenship. With those credentials, I still respectfully disagree with this being as serious of a story as its been made out.”

  1. Matthew - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    I don’t blame Brad Keselowski for questioning the NRA’s newsworthiness; since has the NRA ever been relevant to most Americans?

    • chaparral2f - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      I don’t own a gun, nor do I belong to the NRA. However, gun ownership is a protected right. Liberals are up in arms about the NRA sponsoring the race in Texas because this is more than about guns. It is about Conservatives having a voice in a Liberal dominated society. Anyone with a sense of what is going on today knows that President Obama is pushing gun control and having the NRA as a title sponsor is a poke in his eye as well as those who support him.

  2. charger383 - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I am an NRA member, racefan and proprietor of AR-15 rifles. A lot of NASCAR fans are NRA members. I like that NRA is sponsoring the race

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