Slayer Sponsorship Pulled From Upcoming NASCAR Race

Hey remember last week when we talked about the Slayer NASCAR Car? You don’t? Well, if you didn’t you can click HERE to see what I mean but it doesn’t seem to matter anymore as you will learn by the latest news about this.

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The Press Release:
Last week, Slayer announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow’s Bristol Motor Speedway. 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. After nearly 40 years, Slayer apparently remains as terrifying to some as ever.

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L-R: Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Tom Araya
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-FEBRUARY 19,2016: Slayer portraits photographed at The Riveria Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 2016.
© Gene Ambo

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to get on a soapbox and say that with so many more important things to be concerned about like rampant gun violence, gender and racial inequality and hatred along with all of the political vitriol that seems to consume the Facebook and Twitter feeds these days that people need to chill the eff out about a band sponsoring a racing car. Dear other close-minded sponsors…..Slayer was not going to convert you to the Dark Lord or eat your children during the race. Please get a grip on yourselves. Slayer fans should do some digging and find out who complained and send angry letters to these companies Facebook Pages or stop using the products they are responsible for. Remember my friends, the power of being a consumer is a very good one and companies don’t like to be hit in their fat wallets. That’s all I have to say about the matter and about the race that I wasn’t going to be watching anyway. Don’t forget that Slayer is now on their “The Final Campaign” of a tour and that means the end is nigh for the bands storied career. Dates and more can be found HERE so don’t miss out because that will be it. Feel free to chime in with your own soapboxing if you like but don’t get too crazy since we are a mostly all-ages appropriate kind of a Metal site.

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Slayer: http://www.slayer.net

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