Google “NRA 500” and the leading responses won’t be about Kyle Busch’s victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. In fact, the headlines won’t even be about what many saw as a controversial sponsorship by powerful gun rights organization, the National Rifle Association. Rather, in a twist of irony worthy of Poe, the headlines are all about the man who took his life with a gun following an altercation in the infield at the NRA 500.
At DeepThoughts, we try to stay inside our lane of expertise, so rest assured, we’re not going to try to tackle the issue of gun violence in this post. However, the incident shines a spotlight even brighter on the role of sponsorship and the responsibility that comes with it.