NASCAR and Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski was asked about diversity in professional stock car racing recently. His answer touched on race but didn't delve into sexual orientation. That drove Queers4Gears to track down Keselowski for the natural follow-up question:
When asked if an openly gay driver would have more trouble earning acceptance from the fans or their fellow drivers, Keselowski added, "I can't speak for the fans, I can only speak for myself, but in this garage, if you can win, people will want to be a part of what you can do."
Considered by some the most "red neck" of sports, it's awesome to see such an inclusive perspective from one of the sport's rising stars.
Last year, Keselowski tweeted his displeasure with the Westboro Baptist Church. While you don't have to wave a rainbow flag to dislike the hatemongers at Westboro, his support for good employees who do their job well no matter who they are shouldn't come as a big surprise, even if it is wonderful to see.
Despite two accidents in the Daytona 500 last month, Keselowski nearly won the race, finishing fourth.