A Real Southern Man is… #3


How do you define a Real Southern Man? We’d love to hear your comments. But first…

Today’s entry of “A Real Southern Man is…” is a surprisingly divisive one. Roughly half of the RSM contributors not only agree with this one, but resemble it. The other half find it an embarrassing stereotype. But stereotypes, as the saying goes, exist for a reason. If you’ve ever tried to drive from Birmingham to Atlanta on certain weekends of the year, you know there’s truth in this one:

“A Real Southern Man has an appreciation for NASCAR.”
-Brett, RSM reader

Sure, stock racing may have been born on the sands of Daytona, pitting the best moonshine runners against one another, and it may have flourished in places like Talladega, Charlotte and Bristol, but these days the sport is anything but a wholly Southern entity.  Just look at the current lineup of drivers. Most of them hail from the Midwest or West. And look where the sport is growing. All of the new tracks are going up in regions other than the South. Long gone are the days of the Alabama Gang, and that makes this non-NASCAR fan a little sad.

2 Responses to “A Real Southern Man is… #3”

  1. NASCAR is abandoning its heritage for money.

  2. Hey, Gilbert Brantley has a great tune out now about how country is countrywide. Finally, the nation is catching up with the South!


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