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Slayer’s Sponsorship Pulled from NASCAR Race

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Hey so remember earlier this week when we learned that Slayer were getting their own NASCAR Chevy, joining Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway?

Yeah well that’s not happening anymore.

Explains a press release:

“Today, reportedly due to reactionary concerns from other long-time participating sponsors, Slayer has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all Slayer signage has been removed from the car that was to be piloted by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley.  The incontrovertible PODS Moving & Storage will now sponsor that car.”

Who are these other sponsors, and what piqued their “concerns”? Nothing about the car’s design was even objectionable, save for maybe, maybe, the blood splatter on the sides. There were no skulls, no monsters, no anti-Christian imagery, no naughty lyrics or slogans.

I won’t go so far as to cynically suggest that an official press release which includes the phrase “reportedly due” is suspect, because if you paid enough money to plaster a race car in your slogan, you’d probably get a better explanation as to why your sponsorship was being invalidated. I won’t go so far as to suggest, even more cynically, that this may all just be spin to make Slayer look cool and edgy. Nope. I would never do such a thing.

Instead, I’ll just posit that NASCAR’s biggest sponsors are massive Dave Lombardo fans or something and leave it at that.

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