From the Associated Press: “Former Nascar racer jailed after high-speed chase”.
Technically, that’s a true statement. For all intents and purposes, that’s a shameful (or is it shameless?) statement.
I seldom find myself needing to defend Nascar, but this is just a case of lazy and uninformed reporting. It must have been an exceptionally slow news day in the sports world.
Somebody named James Neal was arrested in San Diego County for a traffic violation.
Apparently, almost 30 years ago he raced in some sort of Nascar series. According to the AP, “He never won a national race”.
According to racing-reference.info, he never ran a (national) race.
To Mr. Neal’s credit, he was doing about 130 mph on I-5 when he “blowed up”.