Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
pic.twitter.com/r0h232xaXd— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 1, 2022The reference to “recent actions” not aligning with NASCAR’s mission to welcome all is believed to be down to the fact that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) waved the green flag ahead of the May 22 All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.In February, Abbott called for state agencies to investigate gender-affirming treatments on transgender teenagers.
Although not explicit, most took the tweet as NASCAR admitting Abbott’s involvement with the pre-race rituals had been a mistake.Related: Postmates marks Pride month with bottom-friendly food menusNASCAR’s new Pride range earned praise from many.I admire that NASCAR is evolving even though it’s base is probably not happy about it.