Michael Myers grew up in Spartanburg, S. He went to his first race, the Coca-Cola at Charlotte Motor Speedway, because he received free tickets. But Myers said he became an unabashed fan over the next four or five years, and in Septemberhe started a racing Web site different from most others.
In a new documentary, former race car driver Hurley Haywood opens up about his secret sexuality. In the s, Hurley Haywood, now 70, was one of the most famous race car drivers in the world, winning five times at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and three times at Le Mans. The handsome driver was also once sponsored by Penthouse magazine, and usually surrounded by a bevy of beautiful models.
Acknowledging that auto racing was "a very southern, Republican, Bible Belt kind of a sport," Patrick nonetheless added, "It'sand with the way that we get our media and the amount of it, I feel like it's becoming a little bit more acceptable. She went on to note, "The most important thing in life is that you're honest with yourself I'm sure everybody would be OK.
Terry Renna The Associated Press. No, that report you've seen on Facebook claiming Jeff Gordon is in a "homosexual relationship" with Stephen Rhodes is not true. It's a hoax from a fake sports news site.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Both men have been seen around together since they came out just recently.
Inat the age of 8, Stephen Rhodes climbed behind the wheel of a go-kart and started to drive. Little did he know that, several years later, that same little boy with a fondness for wheels would eventually grow up to become the first openly gay NASCAR driver. Of course, a lot has happened in that time.
Born in the backseat of a racing car on country roads while his father, Reese Gary Coleaccidentally missed the turnoff for the hospital due to driving too fast, Ricky grew up not knowing his father, only seeing him once in 10 years where he was kicked out of Ricky's school for inappropriate behavior. As an adult, while working on the pit crew of Dennit Racing driver Terry Cheveaux Adam McKayRicky acts as a replacement driver after Terry decides to take a bathroom break while in last place. After finishing third in the race, Ricky gains fame and fortune at Dennit Racing.
The late model racer who made two starts in the Camping World Truck Series inis looking to return to the series full-time inthus becoming the first openly gay driver to compete full-time in one of NASCAR's national touring divisions. I don't think going into a sport - having to face the ones that either like me or don't like me - is anything any different than I live any day. I live in the South.
As a racing fan growing up in rural Ohio, Ryan Hines heard the generalizations about intolerance in the testosterone-charged world of motorsports. I feel a lot of people who may be gay and have aspirations probably have that same mindset that I had growing up. Being an example of this guy is gay and is working in NASCAR and able to be himself and do what he loves to do, people being able to see that and know they can do it, too, is a step in the right direction.